Topics Discussed in Lex Fridman Podcast #83 – Lex Fridman & Nick Bostrom: Simulation hypothesis and simulation argument, Technologically mature civilizations, Case 1: if something kills all possible civilizations, Case 2: if we lose interest in creating simulations, Consciousness, Immersive worlds, Experience machine, Intelligence and consciousness, Weighing probabilities of the simulation argument , Elaborating on Joe Rogan conversation, Doomsday argument and anthropic reasoning, Elon Musk, What’s outside the simulation?, Superintelligence, AGI utopia, Meaning of life.
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Nick Bostrom is is a Swedish-born philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test. In 2011, he founded the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology, and is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. In 2009 and 2015, he was included in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list. Bostrom is the author of over 200 publications, and has written two books and co-edited two others. The two books he has authored are Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy (2002) and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014). Superintelligence was a New York Times bestseller, was recommended by Elon Musk and Bill Gates among others, and helped to popularize the term "superintelligence".