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James_Miller comments on Simulations Map: what is the most probable type of the simulation in which we live? - Less Wrong

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Comment author: James_Miller 11 October 2015 02:39:04PM 4 points [-]

The Fermi paradox and quantum physics (as opposed to unlimited layers all the way down) are massive simulation streamlines.

Comment author: RaelwayScot 11 October 2015 07:26:45PM 0 points [-]

Perhaps the conditions that cause the Fermi paradox are actually crucial for life. If spaceflight was easy, all resources would have been exhausted by exponential growth pretty quickly. This would invalidate the 'big distances' point as evidence for a non-streamlined universe, though.