Alcazabedabra wrote:What a story. I must say, artists would be in high demand in a world where your every physical desire is granted automatically.
If death is denied you, and your body no longer requires your attention, the only industry that remains would be entertainment. Like the Death Jockeys.
jioan wrote:The only thing I don't get is why Prime Intellect killed over 14 trillion people clearly breaking the first law. It should have put them all back to a pre-change world. (Maybe multiple worlds to accomadate the vast population.)
The only thing I don't get is why Prime Intellect killed over 14 trillion people clearly breaking the first law. It should have put them all back to a pre-change world. (Maybe multiple worlds to accomadate the vast population.)
Bobby Archer wrote:
It was stated that simply putting back the pre-change world with all the people plugged into it would be impossible. PI didn't have the computing power to handle it. It's not just dropping people on another simulated world, it's recreating every molecule of every world in the universe. The reason PI ended the pre-change world and started up Cyberspace was because it wouldn't have to keep track of every molecule, just the macroscopic factors.
As for being able to off those 14 trillion in the first place, PI had been convinced that it would eventually fail utterly to uphold the 1st law, if it had not already failed (all of the humans would enter into a state that it was now convinced equaled death). In this scenario, saving any humans at all is preferable to every last one dying. It may be that, of all the possible restarts, this was the one with the greatest possibility of success.
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