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Galap 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: Galap 12 October 2015 01:37:08AM 2 points [-]

Hmm.... I'd say that simulations and representations aren't the same thing. A representation only presents the appearance of something in some way, whereas a simulation tries to present the appearance of something for the same types of causal reasons the real thing has. So no, I wouldn't say that a video of mars is a simulation of mars.

Comment author: turchin 12 October 2015 04:20:08AM *  0 points [-]

I mean "Martian" movie. It is simulation of Mars, not actual video. Anyway my point is more like analogy, than straightforward argument. The key idea is that we should be sceptical to both possibilities: that we are real and that we are in simulation.