True & Honest Fan
- Aug 18, 2018
Well, that may be possible, but certainly not around 2050, more like the 22nd century at earliest.@Webby's Boyfriend
What do you think of the opinion of some experts that most humans will be "digital avatars" by 2050?
And then they won't be "humans" (homo sapiens) anymore.
Though, yeah of course, if the strong AI hypothesis is true, then reality simulations would be possible too and it'd be far more likely that in any civilization able to use strong AI, most "people" would be AIs and other digital lifeforms.
Though at some point, the lines (organic, digital, simulated, physical etc.) will become blurred, and something that can't be really described by our terminology, because it never has existed here and is far away into the future for us. E.g. when you can upload yourself into the digital cosmos or a space-based superintelligence uses both silicate based and organic substance for computation. Then what's the difference between an organic human and a digital avatar?
I think it's possible we live in a simulation, and likely, the computation substrate on which our dimension would run is stellar mass, e.g. photons and plasma inside a star or around a black hole - only if the world which simulates our dimension has an akin cosmology to ours, who knows, maybe it doesn't even have stars or it's planets are doughnut-shaped and millions of kilometres across.
Or maybe only I am simulated and everyone else is just a philosophical zombie. Then I would literally live in my own world and therefore have the most low-functioning form of autism. Or solipsism.