Originally posted by lampsalot
The argument from simulation states that
1) Simulated universes are possible
2) If they are possible, they probably have been created before
3) If they have been created, they outnumber real universes
4) we most likely live in a simulated universe.
Is there any argument you would put against that hypothesis? It sounds pretty solid to me and makes a lot of sense, though it's such a bold claim that I think there's also a good chance it's wrong.
Lets start with the most simple question, what would it matter? Whether your experience is "real" or imagined, you still define you, what more power in the world did you think you had beyond determining who you are? Real or simulated, you do not control the experience of life, you determine the decision of who you are. What is the question again?