Re: Memory as Simulation

From: Dirk Bruere (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 13:04:28 MST

On 3/7/06, Russell Wallace <> wrote:
> 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?

Because intelligence, and singularity, only happened once and that spread
across 'our' entire lightcone suppressing all else?

[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.

Well, we'll have to differ on that one given that our past lightcone that
*might* have plausibly included aliens extends several billion years and
contains millions (billions?) of galaxies.


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