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Elon Musk has been quoted as saying that the chance that we are┬ánot living in a Matrix-style simulation is "one in billions", which re-engaged that impossible-to-solve debate about whether everything we see around us is real or not. But to me it raised a more interesting question: have the simulators done a good job? One … Continue reading Restricted

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Encode Yourself

There are two scientific advances in the 20th century which arguably trumped all others. The first was the progress in computing, perhaps started by Turing in WWII, and launched forward by Intel, IBM, and Apple. Humanity is now capable by proxy of carrying out the most ridiculous calculations that are only solvable by immense recursion … Continue reading Encode Yourself