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Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by Gorman91
We can live years-worth of dream-lives in a mere 4 hours of sleep.
I dont think so. As far as I know, we dream in real time.
Originally posted by Gorman91
So here's a thought that I had in regards to that. Let's say we one day hit a point that we can simulate every molecule of a human brain. Now lets say we do just that. We simulate a human brain. But it's on hardware that can only simulate it. It has no ability to create AI, because we simply haven't mastered that ability yet. We cannot create true, self learning AI. So now, what if we make that simulator on that computer accurately simulate the human brain. In theory, is this computer not simulating something with more powerful simulating abilities than itself?
That's the main thing I realized. The human brain is an amazing simulator. It's processing power is astonishing. We can live years-worth of dream-lives in a mere 4 hours of sleep. So if you told this computer to input a simulation into this simulated brain, would it not get results more accurate and powerful than its own hardware is capable of?
Furthermore, would this simulated brain be alive? and could we alter it to be, say, savant? And in turn simulate whole other things? I mean i theory it could simulate all of pi, if there is one. You could simulate an insane person's mind, and in turn, generate whole worlds from psychopathic viewpoints.
I just wanted to get your ideas on it. This very strange idea of simulating something with more simulating abilities than the simulator is incredibly perplexing to me. And perhaps a touch of Matrix-ness in us. After all, what happens if the simulation wants out?