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

From: Petter Wingren-Rasmussen (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 03:42:58 MST

On 1/13/09, Aleksei Riikonen <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Petter Wingren-Rasmussen
> <> wrote:
> > I dont understand why you really need a simulation at all for this kind
> of
> > scenario.
> 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.

You misunderstand me - my suggestion wasnt meant as the solution forever,
merely a better alternative to spending x years with pure orthodox human
rule while we build up the simulation you suggested.

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