You can't know what is possible in a different universe. I would expect that they do not have QM, because I consider QM to be a "side effect" of a simulated universe.Noax wrote: ↑Sun May 27, 2018 6:00 pmBostrom is apparently envisioning a simulation of one's own physics (simulations of their [own] evolutionary history) which is not possible given the laws of our particular physics. What QuantumT suggests is that it is a simulation being done by higher beings, in which case there are simply no rules as to the limits of their capabilities (as wtf points out). Such a simulation would not be of the evolutionary history of the runners of the simulation. But then bringing up Bostrom here hurts that argument, because he's arguing a self-simulation scenario.
Number 1 and 2 on his list are both essentially certain, so the conclusion that 3 as a remote possibility simply has no reason to even be on the list.
No, I do not suggest that they are higher beings. The only thing I said was: They are not divine!
Speculation on motive and capabilities is just that. Speculation. We will never know.