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    In the year 2100 software developers create a simulation game of an earth like planet similar to ours in every way including intelligent life that can reproduce. These beings don't even suspect that they are in simulation. Would the computer nerd creators now be considered Gods? Also how would we know for sure that we weren't in a similar simulation?

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    Humanity already can't tell reality from the constant lies we're being bombarded with.

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    Ban request for Thief please.

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    Did those words on the meme offend? Sorry, it's the only high quality zoomed image of that particular Lunar Module picture I could find. Not my words or intention to offend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
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    Seconded.

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    Thief, shut the fuck up. You've been told how many times by BonusKun to stop? You really are on the verge of a temporary ban.

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    If you ask me, the day we can fully merge with virtual reality & create true AI (AGI), it's all over. So not in a hurry for any of these things to happen anytime soon, but it looks like technology is moving forward pretty fast. Though who knows how much progress there really is and how much of it true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalChampion View Post
    In the year 2100 software developers create a simulation game of an earth like planet similar to ours in every way including intelligent life that can reproduce. These beings don't even suspect that they are in simulation. Would the computer nerd creators now be considered Gods? Also how would we know for sure that we weren't in a similar simulation?
    This is a long standing philosophical debate tied in with a bit of the old, "any technology that is significantly more advanced than your own would be indistinguishable from magic" statement.

    If the simulation is perfect enough to both give the simulated life consciousness and no telling signs of being simulated, then they would only know if they are told or are able to advance at a pace that somehow outstrips the simulations ability to mask reality.

    As for the god part, if the creators wished it to be so, yes. Otherwise maybe. It would depend how the simulations evolved and saw their reality and creation myths.

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    Can't see how simulated life consciousness closer to our level could exist. Because for that to exist, AGI would have to exist, and if that exists, the cats out of the bag. Meaning we'd be like household pets next to an AGI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    Ban request for Thief please.
    Thirded. It's a joke at this point, and clear he's doing it purely for attention.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Jackal View Post
    Thirded. It's a joke at this point, and clear he's doing it purely for attention.
    Fourthed lol

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    Fifthed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    Ban request for Thief please.
    +1 (time for the ban-hammer!)

    "There's nothing to fear, except fear itself"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thief View Post
    AGI would have to exist, and if that exists, the cats out of the bag.
    AGI has existed for over 30 years man, how else do you think they made Space Quest/Police Quest/King's Quest.



    I now request an even harder ban simply for denying the existence of Space Quest.

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