Why Elon Musk says we're living in a simulation

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You may like playing The Sims, but Elon Musk says you are the Sim.

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Elon Musk thinks we are living in a simulated reality. Nick Bostrom think those chances are more around 20 percent. The chances of human kind participating in a simulated reality is broken down into three options: 1) humans go extinct before we are able to run a simulation of this size. 2) Humans are uninterested in running ancestor simulations. 3) We are currently participating in the simulation. 

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Ankit Arya
whats up with square earth
Tyler Creating
This makes me feel big. Imagine having someone completely invested in you. Thats crazy to me that i have someone watching over me. Helping and hurting me. But idk.
Benjamin Solberg
Rosebud XD
Paweł Rysiejko
Galileo didn't prove heliocentric model. Copernicus did.
Epic Nerd7
so your saying the game Doki Doki Literature Club, where one of the characters becomes self aware is real?
Justin Penaranda
Someone explain the logic. I can't quite grasp it.
Elliot Nyberg
what makes our opinion more right than his?
ArimaLee Music
This reminded me of Madara's Moon Genjutsu. Chills
JechtNH
I feel like a smurf account
dah starr
My player took his time creating me because I'm hot asf. Thx dude <3
Kevin Gates
Rick And Morty is Real!!!!!!
Jonathan Petersen
idiot lefitsts, it does not matter we are software either way
PearlAhead
There is definitely a superior being there's alot of religions though but even Einstein believed in a superior being but simulations are just delusional
Calmer573
this guy thinks to much - chill yo .. youll be dead soon too.
Sam Freedman
Would really encourage people interested in this to read the original Nick Bostrom article "ARE YOU LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION?". It's around 10 pages, much more nuanced than this video (obviously) and has a lot of interesting implications.

My thoughts on this is that scenario 1 or 2 are more likely to be true than 3. Simply because it will (probably) be much more easy for future (post)humans to directly either stimulate the brain into limitless experiences / create individual simulations where only you are the conscious being, everything (and everyone) else being simulated just appear to be real and the people behaving in an entirely plausibly realistic way, than to create a simulation containing billions (or whatever number needed) of conscious simulated beings.
Mathew Habib
You have to earn a doctorate to be this stupid.
X25
We are all just are NPC in Elon Musk's online game in other reality
James Netherian
the reason why we cant be in a simulation is energy. to calculate the universe you need a certain amount of energy for running "the computer" that calculates everything.
Sergio Sanchez
RICK AND MORTY, THE TINY VERSE
thomjames66
He saw the Matrix and was like I can talk about like its my own thought and then scare everyone with how AI's will kill us all, pocket the money and then fade away !
harvest Moon
pls my player motherlodes me...... >< T.T
Jon Rodriguez
@2:50 this whole idea is basically is very similar to bible teachings. The world as we know it is not as it should be and is controlled by satan (the simulated world) and we are awaiting an erasure of this simulation in the future (Armageddon) and that we are created in gods image (a being that started a different simulation that looks like us) interesting.
Real Jesus
Ok rick
The DaH's YouTube
1 in billions...LOL
the_real_pyronaniac
Are we in a huge minecraft server?
Cody King
mental masturbation.
Rio Hemmings
Computer simulations are a man made concept.
the terminator
Get Pharrel Williams to watch this.
Daniel Cruz
In reality, I am the AI. So in GTA 5, I am the player. I create heists, steal cars, murder police officers, invade military bases, and mass shootings. Am I ruining Trevor's life by doing these things? Just like in GTA 5 when you die you respawn, so if I die will I respawn?
YoungKobeInHisPrime
VR is the end.
Enzo Capistrano
here come the rick and morty fans
Gaurav Menon
There's no genius in this ! I knew it after I watched Matrix ..... question is " which pill would you take "
Jackson Brown
I often wonder if anything is real or I just made everything up in my head. I feel like I am getting hints it’s not real that I need to believe it’s not but I feel like I’m just crazy I really don’t know
Fikri Ardiansyah
Simulation that created by GOD
Rafael Alpha
We're free to play characters in a pay to win game.
CannabisMaximus02
I guess my player never got the new DLC
2K Doctor
If you think Elon Musk is bullshitting remember his IQ is like really 140
2K Doctor
Even if its a simulation nothing changes
OhHeyItsJoe
So, what if we create a simulation that can create another simulation, then that simulation leads to the creation of another simulation, and so on?
pranav2004
If we are in a simulation wouldn't the aliens that made the simulation are also simulations
Chaos Craft999
Does that mean god is alive? And programming us with his pals
bananian
The so-called technological advances we experience with vr is simply higher computational power.

Thinking we will devote that much power into putting everyone in a sim is the same as thinking we will have flying cars.
itsallapretend
every time you describe next step in this theory the likelihood of it happening decreases exponentially. So, there is not in the billion chance, but one in infinity chance!
*Ow, my dick*
My player is probably a noob...
Guilherme Cunha
this really strikes me as some circular logic and for real purposes kind of useless
Yago González
So you say at the begining of the video "elon musk is almost certain that we are living in a computer simulation"... Fist thing Elon says: "There is 1 chance out of a billion of us living in a computer simulation" ... Think a bit before you say stuff in the video.. xD
chyna renae
My brain just busted wide open
liam bramley
Not so bright if he has to stare at the ceiling to remember and talk about something. lol.
Skylar Mercer
So basically like that film Gamer??????
Noel Hernandez
Bronze rank fo lyfe!
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