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dasnihil t1_jacxq8d wrote

I see the equivalence you see in generative AI and molecular assembly as well. It hurts my head to think that one day we will have assigned as much value on a digitally sculpted/generated cups as we assign on physical cups today. This value shift will probably follow the physical -> digital/hybrid shifting of sentient beings.

To any brain (digital or physical), there's nothing "physical" anyway, we will just live in a different type of physical space where flying over mountains is allowed without the possibility of dying, where base reality's physical shenanigans don't bother us much. We already live in a preview of such a simulation painted by our brain for us. We just want to improve on that simulation eventually :)