Re: ESSAY: Would a Strong AI reject the Simulation Argument?

From: Norman Noman (
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 05:48:58 MDT

On 8/26/07, rolf nelson <> wrote:
> > Here are four of many possible scenarios:
> Let me add a fifth scenario:
> Scenario 5: if the UFAI believes in Nonlocal Causality, it may create
> a vast number of identical simulated copies of itself to increase the
> chance that it exists in the BAD world rather than in the GOOD world.
> This intuitively sounds like a stupid thing to do, and no human would
> ever do such a thing; but, without a Local Causality axiom, I wouldn't
> rule out this scenario.

This doesn't work, because RAI* creates as many copies as RAI does.

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