Are you living in a simulation?

Philosopher Nick Bostrom wrote a paper that makes a fascinating suggestion: You could be living in a simulation.

ABSTRACT. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.

Check out this Vox video for an entertaining primer:

You can download the paper here. Other information can be found HERE.

You may be tempted to debate whether or not you are living in a simulation. However, I suggest contemplating another question:

If you were living in a simulation, would you live your life differently? 

Please tell me what you think. I will post my thoughts soon.

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