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Considering the OP took for granted simulation theory was fact....
Suicide, and the fact that a monk can light himself on fire despite being programmed to not light himself on fire, shows that no programming is involved.
Only if you could program a sim to not follow its programming can any sort free will be attained. But that is a contradiction.
I guess for some this would be life altering, mind blowing, shake you to the core of your being type of information but for me it would change nothing.
surely if we're being run by some sort of super computer, it would run out of energy at some point.
perhaps we are the computer. Think of it, we could be a self replicating organic machine with several billion processors and some semblance of collective
originally posted by: gosseyn
What I find interesting is that even if you are a believer of a traditional monotheistic religion, you must come to the conclusion that the god you believe in must have used some kind of "simulation technology" of his own. If our universe, our reality, exists in a bigger reality, the reality of god, the reality in which god exists, then we live in some kind of simulation, some kind of fake reality inside a "real reality", a reality of higher level.