The simplest and by far most likely answer is to assume that the world we 
appear to live in IS the real actual world (though heavily filtered through 
our own internal simulation as I've explained before). To assume otherwise 
in the absence of any actual evidence is a waste of time. We can imagine we 
live in some simulation by some super beings and that may or may not be a 
possibility (I maintain there will always be a way to figure that out), but 
there is no evidence at all that it's an actuality or even remotely likely.

Until there is some actual evidence it's just sci fi and not the proper 
subject of science...


On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:46:58 PM UTC-5, John Clark wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM, Edgar L. Owen <<javascript:>
> > wrote:
> > I never said "there is only one POSSIBLE world", I clearly stated there 
>> is only one ACTUAL world and many actual simulations of that world in the 
>> minds of biological organisms.
> OK, but is the world you and I are familiar with the real deal or a 
> simulation made by some organism, almost certainly a non-biological one? 
> And is that organism a simulation made by something else? I don't know but 
> it's logically possible. 
> > Come on Jason, the whole notion of 'living inside a video game' is 
>> adolescent fantasy. 
> It's largely a difference in quantity not quality. The difference between 
> adolescent fantasy and everyday occurrence is the amount of information 
> that can be processed.
> > Do you also believe ghosts, trolls and fairies "know things"?
> Not yet, and it might not happen for many trillions of nanoseconds, but 
> give Moore's law enough time and almost anything could happen.
>   John K Clark 

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