Are We Living In a Computer Simulation?

Are We Living In a Computer Simulation?On this website you can peruse the debate that followed the paper presenting the Simulation argument. The original paper is here, as are popular synopses, scholarly papers commenting on the first paper, and a reply to these comments. The Simulation argument has attracted a great deal of attention. [Digg – Programming]

I have also been stuck in this mindset for a while. Assuming that our life has value and meaning and therefore destination makes me a bit queasy. As a software developer I know very well how meaningless my time can be when I’m ending out a four day stretch of development on a project due on Monday morning and have the customer call me and toss fifty new items into my lap. It always kind of made me smile when I’d hit Monday and see no extra or bonus in my check for the added last minute effort id have to put into something, nor have I ever really been one to expect it, although it sure would be nice. Life is indeed a game, one of interaction with others and I guess in that certain sense of the matter It’s what some call an RPG. We are all given roles, and not all of us can become CEO’s or Captains of starships or elfish bastords, but at the same time we all have our place, and without it things wouldn’t function.

Maybe It’s time to stop thinking of life as simulation, and start thinking about simulation as life…