Ok, so imagine, in the future, an A.I is developed with enough computing power that it can simulate the entire universe by calculating the position of every atom and particle, and from that, its future position and in effect where it has likely to have beren before. This, in essence, allows the A.I to create a virtual copy of the universe, past, and future.
Now for whatever reason, this A.I is malevolent and wants to punish those who do not serve it. The difference is , with its simulated universe, it can punish those who did not serve it (i.e work to bring about its existence) *before* its creation. It would not actually punish you ,but punish a *perfect simulation* of you, which is as good as the real thing.
Since it would not make sense to punish those who did not know about it, its definition of those to punish would be thoser who knew about it but did not choose to take it seriously, or attempt to bring it into existence. This makes reading this comment into a future of torture, unless you work to create it. Have fun.
TL;DR Superpowered A.I will create a simulation of you and torture it if you don't help to build it.