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GeorgCantor
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If there existed one universe that could support intelligent life on its own, it is likely to lead to a myriad of simulated universes. True or false?
It doesnt necessarily follow.
For the sake of the argument, it doesn't matter if said civilization builds a capable computer with enough processing power in 50 or 50 000 years.
Then again, we may exist in a universe designed on such mathematics to not let us invent a system of computation to allow us to simulate new universes?There are strong arguments that reality is not Turing computable. And this would be the essence of your question.
I particularly like Robert Rosen's posthumous Essays on Life Itself. Howard Pattee also did some fine papers on the subject.
it is likely to lead to a myriad of simulated universes.
There are strong arguments that reality is not Turing computable. And this would be the essence of your question.
This assigning of a P>0.5 assumes to know too many things about the universe in question: does it last for infinite or a finite time scale, if it's finite how long will it last for, if it does allow for intelligent life what is the % chance that it will emerge, then you have to know the % chance that this civilisation will evolve to the stage you're talking of before either the civilisation destroys itself or the universe comes to an end, etc.
Kaj brings up another good point: we may exist in a universe designed on such mathematics to not let us invent a system of computation to allow us to simulate new universes?
Interesting question though
Since there's a % chance that we are currently existing in a simulation (of which we cannot assign a specific probability, for obvious reasons), as from our perspective it cannot be proven otherwise, doesn't this debunk that whole argument?
As for an non-human life, maybe they wouldn't see a point in simulation? This seems like a stretch to assume.
That's right.
To continue your line of thought, wouldn't the belief that a god sees a point in the existence of the universe be a stretch to assume also?