Elon Musk Thinks We’re Living in the Matrix. Here’s Why
Elon Musk believes that we might be living in a computer simulation.
Basically, he thinks we could possibly live in “The Sims,” and it’s not totally unbelievable. Basically, in this theory, humanity has advanced to a point that we have created a simulation of ourselves. It’s all based on the writings of philosopher Nick Bolstrom.
The idea is that in 10,000 years of the future, in this future we might stop advancing but if we keep advancing at the pace we’re going, we might have the computing power to simulate every synapse of every man, woman and child on Earth. Another possibility is that humanity won’t run the simulation because it’s too cruel to even put simulated humans through suffering. But the main idea is that there is a being similar to us, who is currently running the simulation that we are currently living.
It certainly gives a whole new meaning to the idea of a “God” who cares more about certain individuals lives as opposed to those who are suffering, in a completely different country. I’m willing to bet there are some Sims in your neighborhood you’re obsessed with, while others you could care less about.
It’s a neat concept.
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