Ben Makuch writing for Vice.com:
According to Moore’s Law, which states that computing power doubles roughly every two years, all of this will be theoretically possible in the future. Sooner or later, we’ll get to a place where simulating a few billion people—and making them believe they are sentient beings with the ability to control their own destinies—will be as easy as sending a stranger a picture of your genitals on your phone.
I’ve always found this theory fascinating, although I don’t personally subscribe to these beliefs. I don’t have any information to refute the idea that we’re all computer simulations in some large “video game,” but I just have a gut feeling. Like, you know when it’s the middle of the night and you’re stumbling to the bathroom, and you’re saying “I’m gonna step on something, I’m going to step on something,” over and over again, but you never actually step on something. If, however, you’re thoughtlessly head to the bathroom in the dark, you’ll no doubt step on something? It’s kinda like that.
Anecdotally, the fact that we’re thinking about this theory in the first place decreases its likelihood.
Alright, time to get back to writing loops.
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