reply to post by RedDragon
Your theory relies on a set of premises which are flawed therefore making your entire theory flawed.
For starters ‘Sentience’ and intelligence/computing power are not the same thing. While they rely to a certain degree on each other, they are
still describing two distinct things. Sentience is self awareness. No matter how many trillion calculations per second your super computer beings can
make, do you really think a computer will ever ‘be aware’ of its own existence as a distinct being? Will your computers ever experience humor or
sadness? Sure you can program them to ‘laugh’ or act sad given a certain set of stimuli, but will that computer ever feel
sad or happy.? I
don’t think so, which in turn means a computer will never imho become a sentient being by itself.
At any rate we will never become irrelevant to a supercomputer because it is simply a tool, a machine, built to serve us. It has no sense of what is
or isn’t relevant except when it comes to doing what it is programmed to do. And it is humans which will be doing the programming.
Given the choice, would you completely replace your own body with that of a computer if it meant losing your identity as you? I doubt it. Sure they
may be able to transfer your memories over to this machine, but all you’ll have then is essentially a highly intelligent robot containing a nonstop
recording of your entire life as experience through the senses. But you are more than the sum of simply your experiences as channeled through your
genetic personality’s disposition.
This is why aliens in all probability do exist in the flesh and is also probably why some people have seen them. I’m quite sure any beings capable
of actually visiting Earth would also have the capabilities to remain hidden.
As to why they haven’t revealed themselves to us on a large scale who knows. But if I were an advanced being looking at the state of global affairs
today I’d want to remain hidden as well.
Your simulation mathematics is completely ridiculous. You think that just because there are an infinite possible ways this universe could have turned
out (assuming this is in anyway true) that our odds of actually existing outside
a simulation is one over infinity? That is the stupidest thing
I’ve read all week…sorry. There is absolutely no logical sequence as to how you came to this conclusion. You haven’t even explained why a
simulation would exist in the first place or why if one did we’d exist within it.
Lastly, your mosquito/transcending the simulation example is also crazy. For starters you are not escaping a simulation by manipulating objects within
it according to the rules the simulation has laid down. Unless you learn to fly or walk through walls you still exist within the simulation and the
laws within it that govern what is and isn’t possible…. no matter how may mosquitoes your torch attracts. Secondly even if a super computer could
manipulate us to do what it wants… it has no ‘wants’ cos it is simply a machine. Its ‘wants’ are governed by the programming of an actual
sentient being such as a flesh and blood human.