ISM Episode 10: Simulation Hypothesis


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As our scientific understanding increases, a fascinating hypothesis has emerged: the idea that we exist in a high functioning simulation, indistinguishable from another reality. How is such a thing possible? Who are the scientists investing time into investigating this hypothesis? What would be the motives in creating such a simulation? We tackle these questions and more in the strangest episode of Informed Secular Minds yet! From "The Simulation Argument: Why the Probability that You Are Living in a Matrix is Quite High" by Nick Bostrom We should accept as true at least one of the following three propositions: (1) The chances that a species at our current level of development can avoid going extinct before becoming technologically mature is negligibly small (2) Almost no technologically mature civilizations are interested in running computer simulations of minds like ours (3) You are almost certainly in a simulation. Give us a call with your questions or comments: (646) 564-9551 Follow ISMPodcast_ on Twitter and Periscope Scott: @ELDUDEIRENO Cory: @Dopinephrine

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