Did you even wonder? You need “help”.
Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in “base reality” is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor simulation created by an advanced future civilization some 10,000 years from now.
If a simulated waterfall is not wet, why should a simulated mind think or feel? A mind, unless one believes in disembodied souls, requires a brain, a body, and a world. A mind without a physical world is a myth. And a simulated world is a myth too. The fact is that all minds we know of, human minds and possibly animal minds, are embodied and situated: they have a body and they partake of the physical world. We have never met a disembodied mind. We always meet bodies in the world.More.
Would it be possible to discuss information as a non-material reality? No? See you at the next origin of life conference.
See also: Tyson bombshell: Universe likely just computer sim
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