Saturday, January 17, 2009
Not too simulating
Contrary to Glenn Reynolds, I don't think our universe being a computer simulation is "statistically...the way to bet." For one thing, statistically, most known computer simulations have dragons, aliens, women being uniformly hot chicks, and other such features that don't entirely correlate with our reality. For another, I don't see how you can use statistics or other reasoning techniques derived from our reality if our reality is, you know, made up. I also don't think "hologram" and "simulation" are as closely linked as Star Trek might suggest.