From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 00:47:28 MDT
As noted in an earlier thread, I consider it pretty likely that we're now
living in some kind of intentionally-created computer simulation.
But what does it matter, really? We perceive, live and act based on
patterns we recognize, regardless of what kinds of "stuff" these patterns
are emerging from...
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> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Samantha Atkins
> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:53 PM
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> Subject: Re: How hard a Singularity?
> Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > On the other hand, perhaps the delayed Singularity will result in a
> > superhuman AI that cares about humans and thus, once it invents a time
> > machine in 2123, bothers to go back in time and resurrect all those dead
> > humans....
> If you posit time machines as a possibility then the SI and
> whatever SIs eventually can possibly evolve into are quite
> likely to already be here! :-) Are you "real" or an SI
> re-experiencing and tweaking its own becoming?
> - samantha
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