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amongstclouds wrote

The problem is viewing living beings as just electrical signals to begin with imo.

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rot wrote

My reply was asking if there is another part (a soul) that makes us "alive" that a simulation would lack. If not then there is not much difference between me dying in real life and a simulacrum me dying in a simulation?

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amongstclouds wrote

Whether it's 'real' or real doesn't matter too much in the grand scheme of things. At least not from our subjective point of view.

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rot wrote

Right, simulated life is just as real and important as non simulated life, IMO

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amongstclouds wrote (edited )

Well imo, treating a series of code that can be flipped on and off at will with a complex system that has taken billions of years to form as the same thing seems rather flippant.

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rot wrote

If they function the same tho...

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amongstclouds wrote

Is there a switch to turn reality on and off at will?

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rot wrote

In the hypothetical situation given above yes.

whats with you people? can I just take a position in a hypothetical situation?