[FoRK] Physical limit on total amount of computation vs. Bostrom...

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Apr 28 12:03:57 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 05:15:46PM +0000, Russell Turpin wrote:

> This kind of result has an impact on
> Bostrom's argument that we likely live
> in a simulation by our descendants.

No. It has absolutely no impact about absurd lack of motivation to run random
runs. Unreal estate is always a scarce commodity in darwinian markets.

> Given a finite amount of future
> computation, computation remains a

Czech out the everything-list people for a terminal case of solipsism.

> scarce resource, and its use for this
> purpose might be limited. Maybe only
> those of us whom our descendants
> view as especially interesting get
> reborn this way. ;-)

Thanks god they apparently got over the FPS obsession. I'm still missing my +12
thinking cap, and +5 Amulet of Teleportation, though.

Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a>
ICBM: 48.07078, 11.61144            http://www.leitl.org
8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A  7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE
http://moleculardevices.org         http://nanomachines.net
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lair.xent.com/pipermail/fork/attachments/20040428/b46d2cab/attachment.pgp

More information about the FoRK mailing list