Tag: Nick Bostrom

  • Science, Fantasy and Religion

    by Mark English Maybe I have read just one too many articles promoting the so-called simulation hypothesis. Maybe I have seen just one too many populist videos purportedly dealing with scientific topics but which, in order to maximize audience numbers, manage to leave all the hard and interesting stuff out and focus instead on presentational […]

  • Simulation or Mere Semblance (of an Argument)?

    E. John Winner **In the following discussion, I am indebted to a paper written by Brian Eggleston, when he was an undergraduate systems analysis student at Stanford University. [1] Much of the recent interest in the idea that we all might be living in a computer simulation, run by an advanced civilization, arises from an […]