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drethelin 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: drethelin 16 October 2015 01:49:48AM 1 point [-]

You're ignoring the possibility for shortcuts. Half-life 2 ALSO simulates the sun! It simulates it as a spot of light in the distance in the game. Similarly, the gravity and friction and motion simulation is hugely simplified compared to reality. If the sun works the way it would work in what we understand of physics, it would be extremely complex. But the same doesn't hold if it's a simulation.