Posted on Jun 3rd, 2016
- Universe Explorers
According to statements from Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, life as we perceive it is almost definitely a Simulation where humans are just ‘characters’ in a ‘video game’ controlled by advanced alien civilizations. Musk said that “There’s a one in billions chance we’re in base reality.”
Although we perceive the universe as being something enormous and real, in recent years, a growing number of researchers have considered the possibility that everything we perceive as reality, could in fact turn out to be a sophisticated simulation. Some have even proposed that the universe could be a hologram while others suggest everything we consider as the universe, could, in fact, be part of a highly advanced ‘code’.
At the conference, Musk was asked if he had ever considered the possibility that we are living in a simulated reality. Musk said that there’s a mere one in a billion chance that we are living in ‘base reality’ or the realest of realities.
Musk stated that the strongest argument that can make us believe we are living in a simulation is the following:
If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, even if that rate of advancement drops by a thousand from what it is now. Then you just say, okay, let’s imagine it’s 10,000 years in the future, which is nothing on the evolutionary scale.
So given that we’re clearly on a trajectory to have games that are indistinguishable from reality, and those games could be played on any set-top box or on a PC or whatever, and there would probably be billions of such computers or set-top boxes, it would seem to follow that the odds that we’re in base reality is one in billions.
Tell me what’s wrong with that argument. Is there a flaw in that argument?
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