[2012-Dec-14] Simulation limits.

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BrightMikal
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[2012-Dec-14] Simulation limits.

Post by BrightMikal »

Yay, Comic!

Personally, I'd just program it so it leads a charmed existence for me, wipe my memory, and when I die, reincarnate me. Happiness forever~!

I mean, it's not like we care about every Sim is it? Heck, most people I know Abuse their Sims. >.>
(Related note: Should we be pushing for programming a afterlife for Sim games? If we think we're in such a universe?)

Alternatively: God tries to look after universe. God pauses said universe to correct mistakes. (If he even can!). More people = more mistakes. Eventually, God just gives up, and goes to play Sims.

Robbert

Re: [2012-December-14] Simulation limits.

Post by Robbert »

I think that if we lived in a simulation, the being that created it wouldn't even know we are here. They wouldn't have created such an incredibly large universe if they just wanted human civilizations to torture.

Oz

Re: [2012-December-14] Simulation limits.

Post by Oz »

I know this was probably ignored on purpose for the sake of the joke, but ...

Isn't it more likely that, if we're in a simulated universe, it was created by a team of scientists as a simulation to test various hypotheses, rather than by a single narcissistic entity as an act of escapism?

TheLazinessMarchesEverOnward

Re: [2012-December-14] Simulation limits.

Post by TheLazinessMarchesEverOnward »

Oz wrote:I know this was probably ignored on purpose for the sake of the joke, but ...

Isn't it more likely that, if we're in a simulated universe, it was created by a team of scientists as a simulation to test various hypotheses, rather than by a single narcissistic entity as an act of escapism?
I think that depends on the level of technology, specifically computing and virtual reality based, of the universe that the simulation was created by. If it's fairly cutting edge, then it almost has to be scientists. If it's more of a house-hold thing because of how easy it is for them to do, not so much. Universe Simulations are sort of the logical, if majorly difficult to pull off, extreme of games like The Sims anyways.

Guest

Re: [2012-December-14] Simulation limits.

Post by Guest »

Oz wrote:I know this was probably ignored on purpose for the sake of the joke, but ...

Isn't it more likely that, if we're in a simulated universe, it was created by a team of scientists as a simulation to test various hypotheses, rather than by a single narcissistic entity as an act of escapism?
No. If we are assuming such technology exists in the first place, why not also assume it's been made commonplace? Hypotheticals aren't constrained by time or scarcity.

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