An Interview with Nick Bostrom about His Argument That We May Well Be Computer Simulations

In "Teleotheism and the Purpose of Life" I wrote:

Traditional Christian theology, put into a hard science fiction straightjacket, is like the idea that we are all software programs inside a superbeing’s computer.  There is no way to know this is not true.  If it is true, miracles would just be a special case in the programming.  The normal laws of nature could be as simple and regular as they are simply because that was easier than programming more complex laws for the default case. 

The link above is to an interview with Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom, who argues we should take this possibility seriously.