This Could Explain a Lot

In a piece in the Science section of today’s New York Times, Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom opines that there’s a better than 20% chance we’re “living” in a computer simulation. It seems that because we’ll soon — by 2050, let’s say — be smart enough to get really, really good at this Second Life stuff, and because there’s always someone who’s into nostalgia, a game of life in the past might be created.

Your move.


  1. Bostrom should speak for himself. There’s no way I’m descended from an algorithm, heuristic, or line of code. It’s apes or nothing.