Questions tagged [bostrom]

Questions related to the works of the Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom (born 1973).

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Qualia in Computers [closed]

If it is possible to simulate consciousness using computer hardware and software, does that mean that computers are able to experience qualia?
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Are the Sims self aware?

According to Professor Nick Bostrom of Oxford University: ...at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” ...
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Does the Simulation Argument differ in essence from the Evil Genius puzzle?

I recently read an article that suggested we might be able to determine if we are part of a computer simulation run by our descendants. The idea seemed far-fetched, but after looking around, I see ...