In a video clip that recently came to light, Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire, discussed his latest and strongest argument on why he believes that humans are living in a simulation. According to his argument, in the past, approximately 40 years ago, the video games that prevailed were nothing more than rectangles and dots. There was no confusion between games and reality and people played them as actual games.
But 40 years later today, the games are 3D photorealistic simulations with human figures that keep improving every day. Millions of people worldwide take an active part in playing these video games and he believes that in the future the technology will have progressed so far that eventually, we will reach a point where it will be impossible to distinguish video games from reality.
Elon Musk is not the only one pondering on this issue, many psychologists, scientists, philosophers, physicists, and cosmetologists have also been involved in a similar debate for years. But Elon Musk has always been one to talk about and believe in AI, aliens, time travel, and space colonies.
He further went on to explain that if we progress enough to have games that are indistinguishable from reality, and are being played on every desktop, PC, control, and phone, there would be millions and billions of such controls, PCs and desktops. So, the odds of us being in base reality are almost one in a billion.
Further in the interview, he expressed his desire for the human race to be in a simulation. According to him, “Either we are going to create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality or civilization will cease to exist. Those are the two options.” He also hinted that there can be many simulations that could be a projection of the multiverse theory; a phenomenon that Stephen Hawking also talked about before his demise. According to Hawking, the world that we currently know and exist in is a hologram, and nothing more.