[sl4] Rolf's gambit revisited

From: Norman Noman (overturnedchair@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Dec 31 2008 - 21:55:21 MST

(rolf's gambit is a method for cooperation between powers in different
worldlines via mutual simulation, gone over in detail in this earlier sl4
thread: http://www.sl4.org/archive/0708/16600.html)

(if you haven't read that thread, you really should, it's probably the most
interesting thing to ever come out of this list)

I was thinking today about a puzzle. Let's say you're a friendly AI, and
you're going to enact rolf's gambit. But before you do that, you take over a
few solar systems, and you discover obvious proof that your world is a
simulation. For the sake of argument, let's say it's an indestructible tuba
on the third moon of saturn.

The question is this: assuming you continue with rolf's gambit, do you
include the tuba in your subsimulations? Why or why not?

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