The simulation we live in is abandonware.
@g If the Russian nihilists were alive today, this would be right on brand. Or a post modern take on Nietzsche‘s “God is dead.”
@g I liked Musk's joke in his recent interview that if we are living in a simulation, by sending humans to Mars we at least force the simulation to render two planets. :)
@emacsomancer @g There's a genuine "simulated reality" thesis that considers the possibility that we're an accidental, emergent phenomenon in basically a galactic/cosmic scale weather model or something, and that it's unlikely the system can even highlight our existence to the operators before they get their answers and cut the program.
There was also an argument I read that went essentially: "eventually in a universe with any sentient beings complex simulations will be developed; the nature of simulations is such that there will be many more simulations than there actual universes, and so the odds are that we're in a simulation" (the argument was a bit more sophisticated than this).
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.