Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Sim" ulation Hypothesis



Many times I've covered this topic in articles and videos, and while a cat only has nine lives this argument can be simulated an infinite amount of times. Seriously, if you have seen
Simulation hypothesis 1 and Simulation hypothesis 2 there's very little here that will be new to you. Ive resurrected this body of work on the basis of a new sims game launching this month.


For those of you that are new to the simulation hypothesis argument, Ill provide a brief history.

Nick Bostrom the Director of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute wrote a paper in 2002 called
ARE YOU LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION?

This paper posited that one of the three following arguments must surely be true;

1)Almost no civilization will reach a technological level capable of producing simulated realities.

For this argument to be correct it would mean that reaching a technological singularity is somehow restricted by the physical laws of the universe.

On the other hand this argument may be true if the size of the universe was infinite. This would also imply that our current observable universe is just a "local" membrane or bubble. Why is the size of the universe a deterrent? Well, if the universe is truly infinite then it would take a computer with infinite computational ability to simulate the entire universe.

Yet, as stated if the universe is sliced up into membranes simulating the entire universe may not be needed to provide a realistic experience to the simulants.

2)Almost no civilization reaching aforementioned technological status will produce a simulated reality, for any of a number of reasons, such as diversion of computational processing power for other tasks, ethical considerations of holding entities captive in simulated realities, etc.


This argument would imply that development of technology is not undertaken due to ethical implications. I have yet to see this in real life . If you look at historical reference there's never been a technological road that was chosen to be left unexplored due to ethical implications. This argument also assumes that all sentient lifeforms with the necessary technology to run a simulation of the universe are all ethical and choose not to run them.

On the other hand it, can be seen that giving the gift of life whether it's virtual or not is still a gift. The lifeforms that possess the technology, most likely artilects, could see creating
sentient life in simulation as only a natural part of existence, especially if they themselves are simulated.


3)Almost all entities with our general set of experiences are living in a simulation.

This one is a very difficult one to argue, yet at the same time it is what most religions have told us about the true nature of the universe. In Hinduism our physical existence is called maya or an illusion. Is the illusion that we are simulations the concept that has been passed down by the ancients?




COMPUTER END PROGRAM

"Sim" ulation Hypothesis



Many times I've covered this topic in articles and videos, and while a cat only has nine lives this argument can be simulated an infinite amount of times. Seriously, if you have seen
Simulation hypothesis 1 and Simulation hypothesis 2 there's very little here that will be new to you. Ive resurrected this body of work on the basis of a new sims game launching this month.


For those of you that are new to the simulation hypothesis argument, Ill provide a brief history.

Nick Bostrom the Director of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute wrote a paper in 2002 called
ARE YOU LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION?

This paper posited that one of the three following arguments must surely be true;

1)Almost no civilization will reach a technological level capable of producing simulated realities.

For this argument to be correct it would mean that reaching a technological singularity is somehow restricted by the physical laws of the universe.

On the other hand this argument may be true if the size of the universe was infinite. This would also imply that our current observable universe is just a "local" membrane or bubble. Why is the size of the universe a deterrent? Well, if the universe is truly infinite then it would take a computer with infinite computational ability to simulate the entire universe.

Yet, as stated if the universe is sliced up into membranes simulating the entire universe may not be needed to provide a realistic experience to the simulants.

2)Almost no civilization reaching aforementioned technological status will produce a simulated reality, for any of a number of reasons, such as diversion of computational processing power for other tasks, ethical considerations of holding entities captive in simulated realities, etc.


This argument would imply that development of technology is not undertaken due to ethical implications. I have yet to see this in real life . If you look at historical reference there's never been a technological road that was chosen to be left unexplored due to ethical implications. This argument also assumes that all sentient lifeforms with the necessary technology to run a simulation of the universe are all ethical and choose not to run them.

On the other hand it, can be seen that giving the gift of life whether it's virtual or not is still a gift. The lifeforms that possess the technology, most likely artilects, could see creating
sentient life in simulation as only a natural part of existence, especially if they themselves are simulated.


3)Almost all entities with our general set of experiences are living in a simulation.

This one is a very difficult one to argue, yet at the same time it is what most religions have told us about the true nature of the universe. In Hinduism our physical existence is called maya or an illusion. Is the illusion that we are simulations the concept that has been passed down by the ancients?




COMPUTER END PROGRAM

"Sim" ulation Hypothesis



Many times I've covered this topic in articles and videos, and while a cat only has nine lives this argument can be simulated an infinite amount of times. Seriously, if you have seen
Simulation hypothesis 1 and Simulation hypothesis 2 there's very little here that will be new to you. Ive resurrected this body of work on the basis of a new sims game launching this month.


For those of you that are new to the simulation hypothesis argument, Ill provide a brief history.

Nick Bostrom the Director of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute wrote a paper in 2002 called
ARE YOU LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION?

This paper posited that one of the three following arguments must surely be true;

1)Almost no civilization will reach a technological level capable of producing simulated realities.

For this argument to be correct it would mean that reaching a technological singularity is somehow restricted by the physical laws of the universe.

On the other hand this argument may be true if the size of the universe was infinite. This would also imply that our current observable universe is just a "local" membrane or bubble. Why is the size of the universe a deterrent? Well, if the universe is truly infinite then it would take a computer with infinite computational ability to simulate the entire universe.

Yet, as stated if the universe is sliced up into membranes simulating the entire universe may not be needed to provide a realistic experience to the simulants.

2)Almost no civilization reaching aforementioned technological status will produce a simulated reality, for any of a number of reasons, such as diversion of computational processing power for other tasks, ethical considerations of holding entities captive in simulated realities, etc.


This argument would imply that development of technology is not undertaken due to ethical implications. I have yet to see this in real life . If you look at historical reference there's never been a technological road that was chosen to be left unexplored due to ethical implications. This argument also assumes that all sentient lifeforms with the necessary technology to run a simulation of the universe are all ethical and choose not to run them.

On the other hand it, can be seen that giving the gift of life whether it's virtual or not is still a gift. The lifeforms that possess the technology, most likely artilects, could see creating
sentient life in simulation as only a natural part of existence, especially if they themselves are simulated.


3)Almost all entities with our general set of experiences are living in a simulation.

This one is a very difficult one to argue, yet at the same time it is what most religions have told us about the true nature of the universe. In Hinduism our physical existence is called maya or an illusion. Is the illusion that we are simulations the concept that has been passed down by the ancients?




COMPUTER END PROGRAM

The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL)


Picture is from there archive









http://ai.stanford.edu/


The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) is the intellectual home for researchers in the Stanford Computer Science Department whose primary research focus is Artificial Intelligence. The lab is located in the Gates Computer Science Building and the new Clark Center, where 100+ people share the space with 30+ robots




Stanford University (AI Lab) Interview

The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL)


Picture is from there archive









http://ai.stanford.edu/


The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) is the intellectual home for researchers in the Stanford Computer Science Department whose primary research focus is Artificial Intelligence. The lab is located in the Gates Computer Science Building and the new Clark Center, where 100+ people share the space with 30+ robots




Stanford University (AI Lab) Interview

The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL)


Picture is from there archive









http://ai.stanford.edu/


The Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) is the intellectual home for researchers in the Stanford Computer Science Department whose primary research focus is Artificial Intelligence. The lab is located in the Gates Computer Science Building and the new Clark Center, where 100+ people share the space with 30+ robots




Stanford University (AI Lab) Interview

My Riddles

Dear Antz Particleion Is Hacking your Universe (live)

I will give your universe/Mind back to you if you answer my riddles.

Call your answers in!

(305) 735-9490

A) Is your universe real?

B) Are you real?

C) Who currently has {source}?

D) What is {Root}?

When you got the answer email it to

Key.universe@gmail.com

and I will give you back your universe assuming your right ;-)

Rules subject to change but will be posted.

`

! It will be Billions of years till I let you just have it... Till then I urge you try to get your key back.