None of this is real.
At least that’s what Tesla founder Elon Musk thinks is probably the case, and he’s got a frighteningly good point, which he relayed on the Joe Rogan podcast.
As our own civilization has demonstrated, it’s practically inevitable that—at least on a technological level—we’re constantly improving. Musk argued that advanced civilizations could hone games that are indiscernible from reality, even to the game pieces: us. Musk refers to these games as “simulations.”
Because improvement is inevitable, it’s more likely that we are products of a simulation that feels real, created by humans millions of years ahead of us.
Some Twitter users looked at the silver linings.
God I hope so because my reality sucks
— Ellen says “Oh hell no” (@ercoul1) September 7, 2018
sweet. now i can continue to binge drink in an effort to reboot.
— mattlemley (@mattlemey1) September 7, 2018
If Elon Musk is right and this is all just a simulation… I’m gonna keep appreciating every moment and loving everyone in my little simulation !
— DJ Scene (@djscene) September 9, 2018
Since Elon Musk is nearly 100% sure we live in a simulation, he didn’t actually smoke that joint right? pic.twitter.com/RwY2ll4YFG
— Erik (@EdEdenErik) September 9, 2018
Others were perplexed.
When Elon Musk talks about us possibly living in a simulation pic.twitter.com/KyJY5UB2h1
— Tucker (@TuckerDesch) September 9, 2018
Elon Musk talked for an hour about how he believes we’re living in a simulation as the very fabric of our reality, but the real newsworthy thing is smoking a plant that grows naturally all over our planet… fuck we’re dumb
— JPK (@Hodl_Lambo) September 9, 2018
Elon Musk discussed AI, new ways of flying planes, how to fix the LA traffic problem with tunnels, simulation theory, and occupying Mars, he takes one drag off a joint and that’s all people talk about???
— Aaron Harding (@Aaron_harding12) September 8, 2018
Simulation or not, however, you still have to go to work tomorrow.