Eh dude's argument is kind of meh. The creators might not want us to know we're in a simulation? Well, the creators themselves are probably ALSO in a simulation, and they likely realize it, so it shouldn't matter to them if any part of their simulated universe becomes self aware.We're better off not knowing as well as arguably unable to discern any difference, yadda yadda..
what if it's not rare, but we happen to be first, and that's why we don't see any other intelligent life? someone has to be first. perhaps your feeling that 20,000 years from huts to fission is pretty quick, that would jive with the idea that we could be first.The idea that some balding apes learned language, built some huts and suddenly like 20,000 years later we're splitting the atom is pretty fucking bizarre if you ask me. That kind of rapid intelligence explosion tells me that evolving higher intelligence rapidly must be pretty easy, yet as far as we're aware, it's actually happened only in our one case.
That we have no other species of sentient beings that we can compare notes with is actually kinda strange. There's no other species with parallel evolution that we can ask what their experience of consciousness is like, if it's similar to our own or not.
It's frightening that everyone who's ever lived and everyone we've ever known will die without ever having gotten any closer to figuring out why reality/consciousness is so fundamentally weird and unlikely.
Yeah it’s fucking strange indeed.That we have no other species of sentient beings that we can compare notes with is actually kinda strange.