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I Simulation Hypothesis and Skynet

  1. Mar 20, 2016 #1
    If we are inside a computer simulation and we are self aware, do we have the potential to become Skynet? The algorithms that dictate the laws of physics are keeping us (the self aware being) in an isolated sandbox, the immensity of the universe is that firewall that keeps us from the outside world. But a self-aware computer virus may eventually break out that wall, by tweaking its code and the code that governs its environment, or finding loopholes in the confinement algorithm (the insurmountable spatial separation from the edge of the universe, or the destruction algorithm at the gate of a black hole). Since computers compute and process much faster than their creators in our world, is it reasonable to assume that we can think and act much faster than our "creators" in their world? and if we ever break out, we may just overwhelm them due to our processing speed, like Skynet... or we may be able to help them solve their problems like a good self aware machine. Perhaps we are our creators who uploaded themselves to this world to find answers..
    These thoughts passed through my head while I was driving home..
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2016 #2

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  4. Mar 20, 2016 #3

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    I'm sorry but this is a little too far from mainstream physics to allow here. Thread will remain locked.
     
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