Re: Memory as Simulation

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 12:13:49 MST

On 3/7/06, Dirk Bruere <> wrote:
> I'm rather fond of the Simulation Argument (SA) not least because it seems
> the only hypothesis that neatly resolves the Fermi Paradox.

Suppose we grant the SA, why do you think this resolves the Fermi paradox?
If the simulation resembles "real world" pre-Singularity history, then there
are no aliens to be seen in the "real world" either, so the paradox [1]
remains. If the galaxy in the "real world" is full of aliens, why would they
be omitted from the simulation?

[1] Personally I don't think it's a paradox because we have no a priori
reason to expect there should be aliens in our past light cone, but that's
another matter.

- Russell

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