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Jun 04, 2016, 10:14 PM
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Musk says we live in a simulation


Musk says we live in a simulation. A philosopher commenter circulating on the internet says it doesn't matter because whether reality is based on a simulation or fundamental particles of physics makes no difference in the final outcome. Nevertheless, it makes you wonder why anyone tries if nothing we do can happen in baseline reality.

Humans usually try to win Asphalt 8 even though it's not baseline reality, because it's fun. The mortal constraints of reality are a not fun, making it a lot easier for someone who believes in multiverses & simulated reality to do nothing. Musk would say it's ideal to live in a simulation because it's proof life became smart enough to do it. If we weren't in a simulation, life was extinguished before it could pull it off.

The blog suspects we don't live in a simulation because a civilization advanced enough to create a game indiscernible from reality would also be smart enough to realize it's a waste of time or would be smart enough to see it as immoral to torture simulated beings. Would we be 1 of many simulated war games the advanced civilization was trying to win? It makes sense that the multiverse would be not a cosmological property, but the manifestation of many other simulations being run.

The universe probably hasn't been around long enough for a civilization to become that advanced. We may be the most advanced civilization & have yet to create a perfect simulation. Valuations of technology startups are advancing exponentially because of the government, but the actual technology is not advancing as fast as Musk thinks.
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