Category: Miscellaneous

Do we live in a simulation? If so, which one?

I’ve seen quite a few mentions of the possibility that we might live in a simulated universe. For those who have not encountered the theory before, the reasoning goes like this: If we ever become advanced enough to be able to emulate a universe, we probably will. If that universe then spawns intelligent life and...

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Building on Goodwill is a Bad Idea

Imagine I have a porcelain shop and I base my business on the goodwill of people. I leave my door unlocked at all times, I put an urn on the counter for people to leave money in for when they want to purchase some of my goods. I visit the shop to bring in new...

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