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Title: Elon Musk Claims We Are Living in a Simulation
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URL Source: https://sputniknews.com/society/202 ... e-are-living-in-a-simulation-/
Published: May 3, 2021
Author: Max Gorbachev
Post Date: 2021-05-03 11:20:42 by Ada
Keywords: None
Views: 78
Comments: 14

The debate whether everything around us, including Earth and the rest of the universe, is a computer simulation has been going on ever since Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom came up with the hypothesis. It was later popularised with the release of the sci-fi movie "The Matrix", in which humanity is trapped inside a simulated reality.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims reality is nothing but a simulation. A 2016 video has reappeared online showing Musk speaking at a Code Conference. The tech maverick was asked whether humanity is living in a "Matrix" type of existence.

The entrepreneur said the chances that everything around is real is one in billions.

"The strongest argument for us being in a simulation is the following - that 40 years ago we had pong like two rectangles and a dot. That was what games were. Now 40 years later we have photorealistic 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it's getting better every year and soon we will have virtual reality or augmented reality", Musk said.

The tech maverick added that the current tempo of technological advancement means that in future video games will become "indistinguishable from reality". Moreover, he suggested that humans will create their own realities in future.

"Either we are going to create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality or civilisation will cease to exist. Those are the two options", Musk said.

Incidentally, Nick Bostrom, who wrote a paper arguing that life as we know it, including ourselves, may be a computer simulation, believed that there is a 20 percent chance that this is true.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

"Either we are going to create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality or civilisation will cease to exist. Those are the two options", Musk said.

Sounds like VR will be the end of civilization -- its druglike power will wean people off of reality and they'll get lost in it, maybe ODing on crack to enhance the experience.

Did the simulation we're theoretically already in, are we merely its imaginary digital characters? Is 'God' the owner?

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-05-03   13:59:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: NeoconsNailed (#1)

Is 'God' the owner?

Only if God is a computer

Ada  posted on  2021-05-03   14:40:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Ada (#2)

What other kind of simulation could there be?

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-05-03   14:57:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: NeoconsNailed (#3)

That's above my pay grade. Might be above Elon's as well.

Ada  posted on  2021-05-03   16:16:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Ada (#4)

Pinguinite will have to solve the mystery ;)

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-05-04   7:01:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: NeoconsNailed, Pinguinite (#5)

If you want more info

Scientific American tackles the question

Ada  posted on  2021-05-04   9:16:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Ada, NeoconsNailed (#6)

My personal view is that, yes, this universe we are in is effectively a dream world. It begins at birth, or actually some months before that, and it ends upon death. People liken death to falling asleep because that's what it looks like to us as we watch people die on their death bed, but to the person dying, I think their experience is much more like awakening from a dream which this whole life is.

Just like when we go to bed at night, we are aware of our whole life experience. But as we drift off to sleep, we enter a dream world which seems real to us and our real life experience fades into the background. When we wake up, we realize that all of it was not real, and nothing that happened in that dream really matters, and we are back in the real human world.

In the same way, I think upon death, we awaken in a full spiritual world state where we understand that our entire earthly life was just a dream of sorts, and nothing that happens here in terms of tragedy and loss really matters. Earth and this universe does serve a real purpose even though it's not real in of itself. As such, we are not primarily human. Our human nature is more incidental to our real selves, which is spiritual, much as the clothes we put on each day is incidental and does not define who and what we really are from one day to the next.

Mentally, we think we are fully alert to all that goes on around us, but we are not, just as in dreams we think we are in reality but it is not. Only upon death and exiting the body do we realize that, much as we do upon awakening in the morning from a dream state.

But.... what do I really know?

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-05-04   11:15:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Ada, 4um (#0) (Edited)

Woooooooooww.......REALLY?

Since the beginning of Creation, institutions (led by Satan) have been engaging in hiding truth, lies, deceptions, and evil -- during the Last Days prophesied to be at their greatest -- which is obvious.

Relying on Elon Musk - a transhumanist tool of lies - for "secret" of the inverted Way, the Truth, and Life, and of the destination of the Soul -- is just more satanic deception of *reality*...

So, what IS the "reality"?? OR... As when Pilate asked Jesus Christ, "What IS the "Truth"?, IT stood right in front of him.

The Reality is...Man is given life by God the Creator. We all must pass the test of faith and make our own choice as to whether we accept and trust God OR Man (and his lies conveyed by the Father of Lies.) Elon Musk? Doing the Devil's work here as usual. How has this thing/guy ANY cred? Based on what exactly?

It's going to happen in a blink of an eye: ALL will kneel before Almighty God and give an account on Judgement Day for either accepting His Son's taking on our sins in our place, OR for having rejected His Free Gift of Salvation.

BOTTOMLINE: No, this mortal life is NOT a "simulation," nor do not wind up in "Shambala" or in some repeated Karmic second/infinite chance at Redemption; THIS IS IT. Choose wisely, friends, and ask for/pray for wisdom and Jesus and His Truth to enter your Heart. There is NO Second Chance.

Liberator  posted on  2021-05-04   11:45:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Liberator (#8)

Why would a loving God allow Satan anywhere near his children, much less turn them over to him for 4000 years? He's a shockingly bad parent.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-05-04   12:29:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Liberator (#8)

Good to see you again.

Ada  posted on  2021-05-04   17:27:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: NeoconsNailed (#9)

Part of our education was learning the difference between good and evil.

Ada  posted on  2021-05-04   17:29:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Ada (#11)

That makes no sense. He could have made us exactly like he wants us to be in every particular, including deep love of himself and absolute loyalty to his laws.

He could have, but he didn't. There's something wrong with him.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-05-04   17:40:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: NeoconsNailed (#12)

He could have, but he didn't. There's something wrong with him.

Seems that He preferred to amuse Himself by giving us free will. Of course, He didn't actually give it to us, just presented the opportunity.

Ada  posted on  2021-05-05   10:51:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Ada (#13)

He's having lots of fun with us, that's for sure.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-05-06   6:23:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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