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11 Post author: nigerweiss 14 February 2013 09:22AM

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Comment author: private_messaging 21 February 2013 10:50:24AM 0 points [-]

This is what's rather unsatisfactory with the notion of subjective experience as 'computation' - optimizations that do not affect the output may be unsafe from the inside perspective - even if the beings inside simulator sometimes work on the problem, the hyper-compiler might optimize too much out. Essentially, you end up with 'zombie' hypercomputers that don't have anyone inside, and 'non zombie' hypercomputers inside of which beings really live.