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Debunking the Simulation Argument

Oct 23, JDN 2457685

Every subculture of humans has words, attitudes, and ideas that hold it together. The obvious example is religions, but the same is true of sports fandoms, towns, and even scientific disciplines. 2,978 more words

Core Principles

Do we live in a simulated universe, Part 2: Rejoinder to Nick Bostrom.

Someone pointed out to me on a philosophy list that I hadn’t read the original article that postulates the theory that we are living in a simulated universe. 1,166 more words

Artificial Intelligence

Podcast: Richard Cox - Things Are Not As They Seem

H.P. Lovecraft wrote:

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

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Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom is a key work exploring artificial intelligence. Many including Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking, have publicly expressed their concerns that artificial intelligence could cause the extinction of man. 245 more words

Simulated universes?

The following post is an off the cuff response to a recent article (link below) and to an idea that is floating around a lot these days, (perhaps largely due to its popularisation by Elon Musk via Nick Bostrom), but has a much longer history: 309 more words


0026: The Locality Principle


These notes won’t be much use without listening to the episode, but if you do listen, one or two of you might find one or two of them helpful. 242 more words