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TechFu

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Is everyone you interact with on day to day basis just a bunch of virtual NPC characters? 

 

I'm asking this because if we plot out the logical progression of humanity, we will reach a stage when we'll all be able to live forever.  If you could live to 100, 1000, 1 Million years, wouldn't life just kind of suck?  We might choose to erase our memories and move into a simulation just for some entertainment.

 

I remember watching an episode of Star Trek Voyager called "Death Wish".  Q, an immortal humanoid, stated "What if you had nothing left to explore, would you want to live forever under those circumstances?".

 

In 30 years you will no longer have to work, your life would be filled with an abundance of food and water.  If you needed something you could just 3D print it.  If you need something done you would have your robots do it.

 

Space Travel? Been there done that.  Learning about the universe?  Our ASI would have researched and learned almost everything we wanted to know.

 

Is it possible you created this world, moved into it, and erased your memory just for some entertainment?  

 

You are possibly reading a post written by an NPC.

 

With a fast enough computer you could live 1000 simulated years in a second of real life.


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I really don't think the world is actually a simulation. If it is, it's a pretty boring and limited simulation. As for the future, I want that to be real so fucking bad, but no, people aren't allowed to want that apparently.



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I really don't think the world is actually a simulation. If it is, it's a pretty boring and limited simulation.

 

1) Depends of location. If you were born in the slums of Third World, your life will not be boring. On contrary, it will be filled with interesting and important quests... and even more so, if you're living in places like Somalia or Yemen.

 

2) For outside observer watching at whole "simulation" during centuries, it will seem chaotic, eventful, and almost unpredictable.



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I really don't think the world is actually a simulation. If it is, it's a pretty boring and limited simulation. As for the future, I want that to be real so fucking bad, but no, people aren't allowed to want that apparently.

Its only limited because you're used to it, you think of it as the default. If it is a simulation there is no reason to believe that the real world would be anything like this one.

 

If some human team or company actually sat down and invented the entire earth it would be the most incredible creative accomplishment in the history of the human race by a huge margin.

 

Every cool bit of terrain or interesting river, every one of millions of species of plant and creature. Every bacteria and virus, the complexity of the biology of living animals, the incredible interconnected ecosystems that make it all keep ticking over. And then there's the billions of people each appearing to be as complex and detailed as you yourself are. 

 

If the world is an artificial simulation it is incredibly varied and interesting by any reasonable measure. 



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I don't mind switching reality with that of an isekai anime.  :prankster:

 

Of course, that's what all okatu wish for, anyways. I'll probably get sick of it after several generations and move on to something altogether different.


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I would just want a simulation where I could have sex with any women I want. That would keep me occupied.
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