Neurons aside 2

May 30, 2003

So we have come to the conclusion that we are simulations? Does it not occur to Nick Bostrom that armed with this knowledge, we will become obsessed not with creating our own mini-universes but in escaping this one? Such an escape project is highly likely to gain global backing. I suggest the codename "Hiapgmooh" (Help I'm a philosopher, get me out of here).

Mike Malone
Harrow College

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