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People Simulators

“You said that very calmly and cooly but that is actually the most intelligent and insightful thing you have ever said.”

“I don’t know about that, but it was pretty good.”

“Kind of disturbing.”

“It’s always a bit disconcerting when someone so accurately can dissect and explain your behavior so succinctly because deep down, we think that we’re really, really complicated. Like, if someone were to write a program to simulate us, it would take more lines of code than atoms in the universe or something.”

“Exactly.”

“Insights like that sort of make it seem like you’re a 3 line perl script. You know, strip out the white space and play around with the commands and you could probably fit it in 80 characters.”

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