Re: Evidence that the universe is simulated

From: Nick Tarleton (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2008 - 20:36:56 MST

On Jan 25, 2008 9:17 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> I am having the same frustration. I am trying to describe universes that
> could not arise from an enumeration of Turing machines (such as ours). One
> possibility is a universe that allows more powerful machines, such as
> computers or intelligences with real-valued registers or real-valued address
> spaces. In some of these universes, it would be possible for an intelligence
> to model its environment exactly. There would be no reason for these
> intelligences to think in terms of probability.

Vladimir's point (I think) is that, like us, they would still be
subject to the problem of induction; they could not know with
deductive certainty that the laws that they observed in the past would
continue to hold.

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