Simulation Hypothesis

From Lesswrongwiki
Revision as of 00:35, 4 June 2012 by Daniel Trenor (talk | contribs) (External Links)
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia has an article about

The Simulation Hypothesis proposes that conscious beings could be immersed within an artificial Universe embedded within a higher order of reality. The roots of this argument can be found throughout the history of philosophy in such works as Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and Descartes "Evil Demon Hypothesis". The important distinctions between these and modern Simulation Arguments has been the addition of proposed methods of engineering Simulated Reality through the use of computers, the assumption that the conscious beings themselves are simulated - rather than merely "brains in a vat" and that it is far more likely that we are living in a Simulation than we are not.

External Links

See Also