On 10/15/2012 7:33 AM, John Clark wrote:
Nick Bostrum, a philosopher at Oxford University wrote an interesting paper on this
The following is from the abstract:
"This paper argues that /at least one/ of the following propositions is true: (1) the
human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any
posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations
of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly
living in a computer simulation."
I'd guess they are in order of decreasing probability.
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