We are all Sims

These days, the fastest way for a philosopher to make a name for himself is to tie his work to the Matrix. Nick Bostrom of Oxford is the latest to cash in with his essay, "Are you living in a computer simulation?" He postulates that the probability is high that we are indeed living in the Matrix.
Sweet, now I can finally get away with wearing sunglasses inside. (I'm being flip...there are some interesting papers linked from his page)
Speaking of artificial environments, little sis Karen is leaving Boston and moving to Los Angeles. All my college friends and family seem to be moving to NY or LA. Good film schools there, I hear.