A world simulating itself would be highly unlikely. It's theoretically possible to have a universe simulate itself, since it can do things like just read from records instead of simulating the computer itself, but it's not really feasible. You have to simulate a smaller or more coarse-grained universe than the one you're in.

You have to simulate a smaller or more coarse-grained universe than the one you're in.

Possibly a stupid question, but wouldn't a simulation of N human minds be feasible even if a simulation of a universe with N human minds is not?

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by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments

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