On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 11/23/2011 4:27 AM, Jason Resch wrote: > >> The simulation argument: >> >> http://www.simulation-**argument.com/simulation.html<http://www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.html> >> >> If any civilization in this universe or others has reached the point >> where they choose to explore consciousness (rather than or in addition to >> exploring their environment) then there are super-intelligences which may >> chooses to see what it is like to be you, or any other human, or any other >> species. After they generate this experience, they may integrate its >> memories into the larger super-mind, and therefore there are continuations >> where you "become one with god". Alternate post-singularity civilizations >> may maintain individuality, in which case, any one person choosing to >> experience another being's life will after experiencing that life "awaken" >> to find themselves in a type of heaven or nirvana offering unlimited >> freedom, from which they can come back to earth or other physical worlds as >> they choose (via simulation). >> >> Therefore, even for those that don't survive to see the human race become >> a trans-humanist, omega-point civilization, and for those that don't upload >> their brain, there remain paths to these other realities. I think this >> can address the eternal aging implied by many-worlds: eventually, the >> probability that you survive by other means, e.g., waking up as a being in >> a post-singularity existence, exceeds the probability of continued survival >> through certain paths in the wave function. >> >> Jason >> > > Why stop there. Carrying the argument to it's natural conclusion the > above has already happened (infinitely many) times and we are now all in > the simulation of the super-intelligent beings who long ago discovered that > nirvana is too boring. > > Brent > > > Brent, I agree. About 10% of all humans who have ever lived are alive today. With a silicon-based brain, we could experience things about 1,000,000 times the rate our biological brains do. If the humans that uploaded themselves spend just 1 day (real time) experiencing other human lives that is equivalent to 40 human lifetimes worth of experience, and thus 80% of all human lives experienced would be simulated ones. (After that 1 day) This is after just one day, but such a civilization could thrive in this universe for trillions of years. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.