When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.
“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at a conference in June.
Musk is just one of the people in Silicon Valley to take a keen interest in the “simulation hypothesis”, which argues that what we experience as reality is actually a giant computer simulation created by a more sophisticated intelligence. If it sounds a lot like The Matrix, that’s because it is.
According to this week’s New Yorker profile of Y Combinator venture capitalist Sam Altman, there are two tech billionaires secretly engaging scientists to work on breaking us out of the simulation. But what does this mean? And what evidence is there that we are, in fact, living in The Matrix?
I'm not even sure what all this means, even as an hypothesis, but it's probably more salutary than wallowing in the slime of the 2016 presidential debates.
One theory is that our reality is a hologram on the inside of a black hole. Why not?ReplyDelete
Feel like crying when I read charlie's remark. He is not wrong, but I just feel like crying. I just had a female married motherly senior member of parliament that told the media that we also do not need too much space to have sex. Her definition of the perfect floor area to have sex is basically the size of Adam's Black Moon Zendo.Delete