Good point, that's interesting. I hadn't thought of that, but I see your point. Your point made me realize simulations are not always physical stories, like movies. Listening to a symphony or instrumental jazz, or paintings etc, transport us in to a more abstract experience. I wonder how a simulator might expand these experiences?In a way the whole basis of our art is linked in with the idea of simulation (art itself being a simulation of a kind, something that takes your mind someplace else, or a glimpse into an alternate, or modified reality).
Good point, simulation programming would become a new form of art, perhaps the future of the gaming industry? Oh great, our simulations will be coded by pimply 19 year old nerdy guys. We're in lots of trouble now....If the 'programmer' doesn't know the answer, the simulator may not too. Emergent behaviour within the simulator could however, lead to new insight.
Wow, yes, that would be a scary one. A simulation of everybody in simulations, while the real society collapses around them.A simulation of the breakdown of our society would be very revealing to many, especially if they didn't know it was simulated!
What happens if we develop technology that fulfills all our dreams by giving us everything we want, and after gorging for awhile, we then realize we STILL aren't happy? Could be a very existential moment, leading to suicides etc?This is interesting, as he was rich, in a way he was living in a world the rest of us simulate through fantasy. From the outside, we don't see the downsides of that fantasy world, another lesson that could perhaps be learned through simulation.
Yes, a key question seems to be, what is our emotional strength? What kind of experiences are we capable of opening ourselves up to? This could be the main limiter of what we can experience in simulation. How brave are we?Simulating the reality of a starving child, or the plight of those trapped in war, or the symptoms of someone near death, either through old age or illness, could potentially raise our understanding of each other dramatically, in a way that words or video or art could not match.
I've been watching my wife go through this. She's very empathatic to the wildlife she rehabs. And sometimes the baby critters suffer and die.
If she closes herself off to protect herself from the pain of loss, she also dilutes the experience of love that motivates her interest in the hobby. I've watched her learn how to feel the pain of loss fully, and then let it go.
If we want to experience the peaks, we have to be sensitive and open enough to experience the depths as well. A simulator might really challenge us in this direction.
WHAT? You've been lusting after MY Diane Lane in simulation?? That's it, I didn't know you couldn't be trusted. We're done here!She was on TV here the other night, foxy beyond belief, even in a crap movie