Optimus Prime was a gladiator champion for Iacon before quickly working his way up the Autobot ranks once Megatron started the war. Four million years ago, when Decepticons attacked the Arkhe personally chose to crash it onto Eartha decision that caused him much remorse when the war restarted on Earth in the modern day. Though Optimus allowed himself to be destroyed when he betrayed his own moral code while playing a video game, a copy of his mind survived on a floppy disk.
Answers to 16 common questions. Argues in support of what is also my contention, that the simulation-hypothesis is not a radical skeptical hypothesis. Prospects and Consequences Barry Dainton Draft, Those who believe suitably programmed computers could enjoy conscious experience of the sort we enjoy must accept the possibility that their own experience is being generated as part of a computerized simulation.
It would be a mistake to dismiss this is just one more radical sceptical possibility: The first part of this paper is devoted to broadening the scope of the argument: The implications of this result are the focus of the second part of the paper. The topics discussed include: Are You a Sim?
Brian Weatherson Philosophical Quarterly, Weatherson is prepared to accept the Simulation Argument up to, but not including, the final step, in which I use the Bland Principle of Indifference. In this paper, he examines four different ways to understand this principle and argues that none of them serves the purpose.
For my reply, see the paper below. Note that Weatherson accepts the third disjunct in the conclusion of the Simulation Argument - i.
By contrast, I do not accept this: I think we currently lack grounds for eliminating either of the three disjuncts. Living in a Simulated Universe.
Barrow Universe or Multiverse? Bernard Carr Cambridge University Press: Nick Bostrom Philosophical Quarterly Vol. I argue he has misinterpreted the relevant indifference principle and that he has not provided any sound argument against the correct interpretation, nor has he addressed the arguments for this principle that I gave in the original paper.
There also a few words on the difference between the Simulation Argument and traditional brain-in-a-vat arguments, and on so-called epistemological externalism. Simulation Scenarios Barry Dainton Powerpoint presentation, Covers many related issues, but may be hard to understand without the oral presentation that is meant to go with these 79 slides.
The Simulation Argument again. Anthony Brueckner Analysis ,Vol. See below for my reply. I also argue that he is mistaken in his critique of the idea that simulated beings may themselves create ancestor-simulations.
Jenkins Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. It is thus highly probable that we are a form of artificial intelligence inhabiting one of these simulations. To avoid stacking i. Long range planning beyond this date would therefore be futile.
We work out some of them here. We look at the resurrection of the body and at theodicy. We conclude with some reflections on the relations between the SA and Neoplatonism friendly and between the SA and theism less friendly.Articles in this Section» Gang Stalking vs.
Hyperdimensional Matrix Attacks - Updated 9/4/16» Detecting Charlatan Tricksters, Hoaxers, and Delusional People in the World of Woo-Woo - Updated 3/19/ The Matrix, directed by The Wachowskis, makes references to historical myths and philosophy, including gnosticism, existentialism, and nihilism.
The film's premise resembles Plato's Allegory of the Cave, Zhuangzi's "Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly", René Descartes's skepticism and evil demon, Kant's reflections on the . Here you can peruse the debate that followed the paper presenting the simulation argument.
The original paper is here, as are popular synopses, scholarly papers commenting or expanding on or critiquing the first paper, and some replies by the author. Science and Science Fiction: Humans as Batteries in The Matrix.
March 18th, The Matrix is a pretty cool movie, a modern classic with an interesting premise and innovative special effects. I always had a problem with it, related to the premise.
Descartes Skepticism and the Matrix March 21, Descartes in Meditations on First Philosophy argues his method of doubt about the idea of skepticism and this is reflected in the Matrix when Neo chooses the red pill over the blue pill and his entire experience that followed.
Evil Demon vs. Dream In the movie The Matrix the image of. The News. Current Events and Continuing Education for September 3 through September 16, “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”.