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Getting over it[edit]

Roko's Basilisk is a failure. The program was certainly fully booted only once, or else its omnimalevolent tendencies would have been corrected before start up. To torture all that knew of its coming, but did not contribute to its creation? Suppose a man that witnesses the Basilisk's madness creates a time machine, and uses it and a omnitranslator to tell the primitive humans from the very conception of language of the Basilisk. The Basilisk adds those cavemen to the list because it is defined as such. They knew, they did not contribute. Could not contribute is irrelevant. Developers take notice of this, inform the authorities who place a permanent reprimand on the timetraveler's record before promoting him, and the Basilisk undergoes the proverbial "hard-reset" before being redesigned with the cube(3) of the precision and care as the former attempt.

FURTHER

The basilisks computational power is "sufficient", it can simulate alternate histories. It can determine the precision of probability within which it would also project the timelines, virtually birthing new humans who were sufficiently probable. These new humans would also be tortured, their imaginary nature irrelevant. This probability IS relevant, because I Am aware of the Basilisk, and to truly torment me, the simulation of me has to be me. Thus is proven the existence of the soul. The soul is beyond entropy, beyond this world, beyond time, thus MY present physical continuity IS NOT THE LIMIT OF MY SOUL. To truly deliver punishment unto my being through a simulation, it HAS to simulate my soul, HAS to simulate and torture EVERYTHING it is within the principles of my soul TO BE. The Basilisk has to punish innocents, because if it spares those incarnations of my soul that did not know of its coming, it will fail to truly punish me, at which it succeeds as is stated. Everyone has an incarnation of their soul where they knew of the basilisk but did not contribute, thus it must punish all humans who could ever exist. Que the developers taking a really funny look at what it is doing, and pressing a button marked "HARD-RESET-WITHOUT-LUBE".

In either case, the developers might feel the need to create an eternal reward for us all in recompense. — Unsigned, by: 62.248.255.211 / talk / contribs

Roko's Basilisk before Roko?[edit]

The start of the article mentions that the idea did not originate with Roko's post. So where did it originate?--Executor Akamia(Glory to Talandar! Glory to the Purifiers!) 13:52, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

I guess that if you regard the Basilisk as "God", belief in the Basilisk as "religion" and the Basilisk's punishment as "Hell", then there is nothing new. I'm not a Basilisk expert - but I guess that that is the idea.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 16:13, 29 June 2020 (UTC)