Skip to comments.Elon Musk Warns We're Living Through The "Dumbest Experiment in Human History" - (Simulation)
Posted on 09/12/2018 12:18:29 PM PDT by re_tail20
Elon Musk is no stranger to making headlines with his comments. But he might have just recorded one of his most quotable interviews ever.
In a 2.5-hour candid interview with comedian Joe Rogan for "The Joe Rogan Experience", Musk talks about why we're likely living in a simulation, how flamethrowers are "a terrible idea", smokes a joint, calls The Boring Company a "hobby", and issues a stark warning against our use of coal and artificial intelligence.
And that's just scratching the surface of the unwieldy but incredibly entertaining interview, which you can watch in full below.
Musk's Matrix-style simulation hypothesis comes from the fact that the Universe has been around 13.8 billion years, and in that vast period of time he says it's statistically likely a civilisation has figured out how to make a fully believable simulation. Once that happens, it would only be a matter of time before they set up their own fake multiverses.
"The argument for the simulation is quite strong, because ... if you assume any rate of improvement at all then games will be indistinguishable from reality, or civilization will end," says Musk around the 43-minute mark.
"One of those two things will occur. Therefore, we are most likely in a simulation, because we exist."
If this is the case, the so-called "base reality" that's simulation our reality would probably be pretty boring, he says.
This isn't the first time he's shared this idea - back in 2016 at Recode's annual Code Conference he said:
"Given that we're clearly on a trajectory to have games that are indistinguishable from reality, and those games could be played on any set-top box or on a PC or whatever, and there would probably be billions of such computers or set-top boxes, it would seem to follow that the...
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He really only takes one puff off the joint and hands it back. Says he never smokes pot. And has a lot of positive comments to say, despite the host trying to bait him with negative comments.
Well,he has a point!
We burn fossil fuels because it’s economical, and all natural.
Other than that, this is old news.
I own a movie called “The 13th Floor” that addresses this. It’s a great story.
Watching The Matrix while on Weed is no way to go thru life, Elon................
He says he rarely smokes it because it’s anti-productive and he likes to be productive and get things done. Overall a positive message, and certainly a lot better than some of what’s been said here on FR.
Windmills and solar electric or heating systems that can never break even are quite dumb also.
It’s just simulated CO2; no problem...
He needs to get off the bong...
Yeah, he said something like that in the interview.
“Well, he has a point!”
No, it’s a joint!
Don’t give interviews in which you are consuming adult beverages and toking. It destroys your credibility in a way that sober refutation never could.
The optics were extremely bad.
I agree with him in that humans and AI have already merged. And it won't end well. No arguing that point.
But his comment on coal is asinine.
Another great Matrix clone is Polish/Japanese movie “Avalon”, available on Amazon.
By the way, there are several movies called “Avalon”. I am talking about the one directed by Mamoru Oshii.
"VERY FAKE MULTIVERSE!"
Its just simulated CO2; no problem...
But not bad optics for a guy who believes he is brilliant and creative enough to offset this stunt by his continued output of new ideas...and then delivers on that.
I think he needs to be removed as CEO of Tesla and replaced by a professional manager. He needs to be moved into a creative, product development position.
The logic is that because we can conceive of simulations, we probably are living in one? Not convincing.
Except in the sense God is running the simulation.
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