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Simulation hypothesis and substrate-independence of mental states 2018-05-23T19:07:05.772Z · score: 9 (6 votes)

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Comment by tiago-de-vassal on Simulation hypothesis and substrate-independence of mental states · 2018-05-23T20:05:11.583Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by tiago-de-vassal on Are you Living in a Me-Simulation? · 2018-05-03T22:44:23.696Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for your post, I appreciate the improvement to your argument !

1- It isn't clear to me why observing other forms of conscious intelligences leads to low interest in running non-me-simulations and only non-me-simulations. To me, there are other reasons to make simulations than those you highlited. I might concede that observing other forms of conscious intelligence might lessen motivation for creating full-scale simulations, but I think it would also reduce the need for me-simulations, for the same reasons.

2- Since there is a non-zero chance for you to be in an non-me-simulation or in reality, wouldn't it still compell you to act altruistically, at least to some extent ? What are the probabilities you would assign to those events ?