[sl4] Re: A hypothesis for what our world might simulate

From: Aleksei Riikonen (aleksei@iki.fi)
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 02:31:01 MST

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Petter Wingren-Rasmussen
<petterwr@gmail.com> wrote:
> I dont understand why you really need a simulation at all for this kind of
> scenario.
> Here's my alternative:
> 1. Upload a few well known and internationally respected politicians.
> 2. Let each of them get full access to info about the real world.
> 3. In any major decision let each make a statement.
> 4. Randomly select one statement or take it in turns whose statement i
> selected, and have a comittee look at it with the possibility to veto (in
> which case another statement will be drawn.)
> 5. After a period of time check whose statements provided the best outcomes
> and select him/her/it for president.
> By doing it this way we avoid needin a simulation and we avoid having an
> unnecessary period of orthodox human rule. (Event though a speeded
> simulation would make that period rather short.)

In other words you're saying "FAI is unnecessary, since I believe we
can set up a committee of humans (eventually replaced by an immortal
human president) that could do it's job just as well".

We're not talking about the same thing at all. And I do think we can
come up with better options for President of the Universe than a
somewhat ordinary human selected by a committee of ordinary humans.

Aleksei Riikonen - http://www.iki.fi/aleksei

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