Can We Play God In VR? ~ Universal Ramblings
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Can We Play God In VR?

Could we engineer a virtual world in which sentient beings lived and interacted? Could we create a Matrix, but instead of ourselves entering and using the VR, could we create beings that don't know about our higher level?

In most of the movies and shows I've seen that have dealt with AI, the AI is always aware of our level of reality. What I'm wondering is if we could essentially play God with computers.

If we could, how do we know that that's not what has happened to us? What if all of reality is a big simulation, and instead of us being angels playing video games, we're really sentient self-evolving video game characters? If that were true, would there be a way to upload ourselves to the higher level?

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