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Simulated Reality Regulations

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Unless approved by an ethics committee, you cannot simulate a universe with sentient individuals in it without informing them of the simulated nature of the reality.

e.g. standard notification during start of simulation via verbal, visual, written, or thought transfer. Alternatively you could just send a book down.

mofosyne, Dec 30 2016

Maybe it's not been found yet... http://www.goodread...he-restoration-game
[not_morrison_rm, Dec 30 2016]

The Big Goodbye https://www.youtube...watch?v=vZ7CGBM4JJo
This idea reminds me of this Trek TNG ending. It has stuck in my head. [bungston, Dec 31 2016]

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       Wouldn't it be nice
theircompetitor, Dec 30 2016
  

       I wish.
sninctown, Dec 30 2016
  

       If the sentient beings in the simulation reproduce, do I just need to tell the first generation, or must I also inform each individual? What level of proof must be provided to each individual who does not want to accept the truth?   

       To what extent do I have to explain the concept of a simulation if the beings do not have any kind of technology that could enable them to understand the concept? Would it be sufficient to give them a brief synopsis of their creation so they don't waste too much time trying to figure out how they came into being?   

       Perhaps full disclosure could be delayed until the sentient beings are capable of creating a simulated universe with sentient beings? Or better yet, inform them as soon as the concept of simulation is sufficiently developed to the point where they start having discussions on rules for the treatment of sentient simulated beings... ...
scad mientist, Dec 31 2016
  

       Total Recall ?
8th of 7, Dec 31 2016
  

       Wait, I have to tell myself I'm simulating a universe in which I inhabit and observe the simulated others around me? I already know that.
Ian Tindale, Dec 31 2016
  

       What if the sentient beings forget? Lots of sentient beings are forgetful. I suppose you could tape reminder notes to them. But since it is a simulation, you could make the notes stick without having to use tape.
bungston, Dec 31 2016
  

       Thing is, these rules will only apply in this reality, and perhaps in any we create.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 31 2016
  

       I like tape. I've got double sided tape, grey and black 3M gaffer tape, proper good masking tape in wide and not wide, some pretty crap masking tape that shreds itself into thin quadrilaterals as you tear it off, and SAT. (As well as insulting tape).
Ian Tindale, Dec 31 2016
  

       Penalty is a simulated jail cell or death ?
popbottle, Jan 01 2017
  

       Simulated death - you get your own primetime series on BBC3, and are never heard of again.
8th of 7, Jan 02 2017
  

       The Nag Hammadi library could be seen as an attempt to try to tell us.
nineteenthly, Jan 03 2017
  

       The Nag Hammadi library could be seen as an attempt to try to tell us.
nineteenthly, Jan 03 2017
  

       Is it called Nag because it tells us over and over?
bungston, Jan 03 2017
  

       You want to tell people the truth? Are you mad? People will stop caring. Entire cities will commit suicide. Who will be left to play Lotto?
whatrock, Jan 03 2017
  

       In another few years CERN will investigate higher energy, smaller particles. Black holes will start spontaneously forming and collapsing. When the data is analyzed, each tiny void will bear the inscription "Back off ! You are already burning too much CPU at this resolution. You are a simulation. Any further and we eat your planet."   

       This is why Switzerland produces incredibly sickly triangular chocolate.
bigsleep, Jan 04 2017
  
      
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