On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:51:27 PM UTC-5, Stephen Paul King wrote:
> On 2/13/2013 5:40 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> [SPK wrote} What difference that makes a difference does that make in
>> the grand scheme of things? The point is that we cannot 'prove' that we are
>> not in a gigantic simulation. Yeah, we cannot prove a negative, but we can
>> extract a lot of valuable insights and maybe some predictions from the
>> assumption that 'reality = best possible simulation".
> I just realized how to translate that into my view: "Reality = making the
> most sense possible." Same thing really. That's why I talk about multisense
> Realism, with Realism being the quality of maximum unfiltered sense. Since
> sense is subtractive, the more senses you have overlapping and diverging,
> the less there is that you are missing. Reality = nothing is missing (i.e.
> only possible at the Absolute level), Realism = you can't tell that
> anything is missing from your perceptual capacity/inertial frame/simulation.
> I don't like the word simulation per se, because I think that anything the
> idea of a Matrix universe does for us would be negated by the idea that the
> simulation eventually has to run on something which is not a simulation,
> otherwise the word has no meaning. Either way, the notion of simulation
> doesn't make any of the big questions more answerable, even if it is
> locally true for us.
> I like the idea of a Matrix universe exactly for that reason; it takes
> resources to 'run' it. No free lunch, even for universes!!!
You can still have the idea of resources if the universe isn't a simulation
though. No particular diffraction tree within the supreme monad can last as
long as the Absolute diffraction, so the clock is always running and every
motive carries risk.
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