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7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity

7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity
Its not going to be any of these, obviously. But some combination. The telling aspect will be if we reach a barrier to our computing power. If we do, then we are in a simulated or limited pocket universe. If we don't, then the capacity to create simulated or pocket universes is nigh infinite. In either of these scenerios, interesting possibilities exist for altering and transforming our universe on both a local and broad level. What I'm saying here is that its very unlikely we're in a simulation. Or maybe it has happened, and if we're in a simulation right now, its so that we can get caught up with the changes before it happened so that we understand what happened and why its happening. Who knows, maybe we're also getting an idea of what its like to be a different gender in the past, or understand the stresses people used to have because of their station or lot in life.

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