Tech innovators in Silicon Valley are increasingly becoming interested in the simulation hypothesis, and according to Big Think, Elon Musk and Sam Altman are secretly financing projects that will break us out.
The simulation hypothesis argues that what we experience as reality is in fact fabricated in a computer.
Big Think suggested that Altman was one of the billionaires that have secretly been financing such projects. The Y Combinator president was noted to have not gone to the bathroom over the course of several days of interviews. To this, Altman responded, “I will practice going to the bathroom more often so you humans don’t realize that I’m the A.I.”
Elon Musk, who claimed in an interview at Recode’s Code Conference 2016 that the odds of us not being in a simulation are “one in billions,” additionally asked that with all the advancements we’ve seen already, how could it not happen?
While virtual reality systems, such as Oculus, aren’t truly fooling anyone, Musk and his presumably-wealthy friends have become deeply involved in VR projects; even financial behemoth Bank of America considered the odds of us living in a simulation to be as high as 50%.