Elon Musk Thinks We're All Living In The Matrix, Vows To Bust Us Out Of It

By on October 10, 2016 in ArticlesBillionaire News

Elon Musk is convinced that there is a one in a billion chance that the world as we know it IS NOT the Matrix. No, you read that correctly. He is pretty positive that we live in a computer simulation and he has vowed to do something about it.

For a long time, philosophers have hypothesized that it is very hard to know whether or not our world is real. Now Musk and an increasing number of tech billionaires feel that our world just isn't a believable simulation of a real one, especially as computers and artificial intelligence have made such great strides.

While Musk places the odds that we are actually living in a real world and not a Matrix-like simulation at a billion to one, Bank of America says the chances that we're pawns in a computer simulation is as high as 50%. OK, then…

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Mike WIndle/Getty Images

This line of thinking is known as the simulation hypothesis. It argues that what we perceive as reality is actually not real. It is a complicated computer simulation. Word in Silicon Valley is that two tech billionaires (Elon Musk and ???) are secretly funding the effort to break us all out of this simulation.

Now, let's be clear, Elon Musk is one eccentric dude. He's used his billions to fund some pretty odd things in the past. Earlier this year, Musk divulged that his conviction that we live in the Matrix was born out of a chat in a hot tub. During that chat, Musk came to realize that computing technology has advanced so quickly that at some point in the future it will be impossible to distinguish it from real life. And so, if that is the case, there is no reason to think that hasn't already happened.

I have to wonder if that hot tub chat happened to include some mind altering party favors…

What do you think? Are we living in the Matrix? It WOULD explain some things (and some people)…

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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