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Billionaire Tesla head Elon Musk recently told a tech conference in California that the chance is “one in billions” that we are not living in a simulated world.
In other words, it’s almost a certainty that we’re all walking around in something akin to The Matrix — a computer-generated reality run by artificial intelligence — right this minute and the majority of us don’t even realize it.
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The difference is, Musk is a respected billionaire everyone seems fascinated by; or at least they aren’t letting on that they think his suggestion is in any way out of the realm of possible… By contrast, while Dick was also a respected sci-fi writer, when he gave the audience his opinion about The Matrix, they all sort of looked at him like he was nuts.
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originally posted by: lightedhype
I dont buy it. Basically, there are things we do not yet understand about the universe. Therefore the easy copout explanation is to say 'computer simulation.' Yeah right. Theyll figure it out one day. Maybe. Just need a better explanation than this easy out that keeps getting thrown around lately.
originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: Apollumi
That sounds like a very interesting set of experiences.
Glad you are . . . still . . . together and more or less cool about it.