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.
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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.
... For Terrile, the simulation hypothesis has “beautiful and profound” implications.
First, it provides a scientific basis for some kind of afterlife or larger domain of reality above our world. “You don’t need a miracle, faith or anything special to believe it. It comes naturally out of the laws of physics,” he said.
Second, it means we will soon have the same ability to create our own simulations.
“We will have the power of mind and matter to be able to create whatever we want and occupy those worlds.”
Read about it here.
"A billion to one chance we're living in base reality"?
This is sobering example of how bizarre things get when one rejects the Biblical worldview embedded with absolute truth and creates their own fantasy illusion. Note the facetious reference to "acid trips" as the catalyst for this hypothesis. Note also the rejection of anything supernatural as the a foundation for his capricious worldview ... which represents a descent into madness.
(Elon Musk is the co-founder and CEO of Tesla motors and worth more than an estimated $12 billion. This graphically demonstrates that money, success, power, prestige and intellectualism can't buy sanity.)