Elon Musk Says: “It’s likely we’re living in a simulation and Pong is proof”


Speaking at the Code conference organized by ReCode, Musk said that “…according to the plan, [we] should be able to launch people [to Mars] by 2024, with arrival in 2025”.

For those that will potentially colonize Mars in the future, Musk did have some advice. He said a government on the planet should be a direct democracy. “Most likely the form of government on Mars would be a direct democracy, not representative,” he said. “So it would be people voting directly on issues”. This, in the billionaire’s view, would be the best method to stop corruption.

The rest of the interview had slightly more bizarre questions. One of them was if he believes that we live in a simulation. On this, he answered:  “The strongest argument for us being in a simulation probably is the following: Forty years ago we had pong. Like two rectangles and a dot. That was what games were.”

“Now, forty years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it’s getting better every year. Soon we’ll have virtual reality, augmented reality.”

The Tesla boss said there is a “one in a billion” chance that we’re living in a base reality, rather than a simulation. That’s pretty low.

Many people theorize and believe that the world is a simulation. There is “The Brain In A Jar” theory which suggests that our brains are actually held up as a science experiment and everything around us is just an illusion created by manipulating and stimulating our brains a certain way.

Another theory is that more intelligent species created this game/reality/world and put us inside. The strangest thing about both of these theories is that no scientist or any other genius mind can prove any of them wrong.

Even the boss of “Tesla” one of the richest people on earth, and the closest thing to Iron Man we will ever have, is believing the simulation theory too. This says something.

Source: http://www.wired.co.uk;

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