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Are you living in a computer simulation?

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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-simu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1111/1467-9213.00309

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
211
Pages:
243-255
Publication date:
2003-04-06
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EISSN:
1467-9213
ISSN:
0031-8094
URN:
uuid:44c386c4-5d9e-4ecf-a47c-9631a2a59747
Local pid:
ora:1666
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English
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