Which guy? I'm sorry, I couldn't figure out who you were talking about here.
I've gotten so out of the habit of this place that I forgot I had made this post. Better late than never though, eh?
A lot of you guys seem to be thinking about this in terms of simulating our universe but that's sort of missing the little picture in this problem. We don't experience the universe. We only experience our tiny little windows of it, and the information we're lucky enough to glean with our senses. You need only think about what it would take to recreate an experience like ours. Do that and you're simulating the universe, only one piece at a time.
Here is my reasoning. As an evolutionist i understand and acknowledge how i came to be, and how my conscious self awreness evolved to the point it is now. I know that i could theoretically create an artifical simulationion using technologies of the near future; BUT there is a diosconnect between my abilty to do so given my evolved past, and the proven or even likely ability of any other sapient entity to have already done it.
Case in point. I'm not quite sure what's meant by a disconnect between your ability to simulate and everyone's who has been able to simulate before you but you're acting like there's still some doubt about the inevitability of it. It's already been done. The only thing we're doing now is working on the graphics, and getting rid of the edge of the screen.