Re: New website: The Simulation Argument

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sun Dec 02 2001 - 23:58:40 MST

Nick Bostrom wrote:

> Eliezer wrote:
> >I can't say that I recall ancestral simulations playing any
> >significant part in most transhumanist scenarios. Personally I always
> >thought it would be a horrible thing to do even if possible and
> >permitted. A Friendly SI outcome does not allow for nonconsensual
> >simulations, and most ancestral simulations would presumably fall into
> >that category.

Perhaps the fact that the numbers favor simulation speaks to the likelihood of
a Friendly SI outcome.


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