Comment: Simulacron and Elon Musk’s life as a Pokémon
While world takes to the street in search of monsters, Emmet Ryan looks inside to see if he’s really real
A month ago Elon Musk did what he is wont to do: he took an idea that has actually been discussed and examined widely, but gave it new life by proclaiming his support for it. In this case it was the much-hyped and quickly forgotten comments that there is a one in billions chance that life as we know it is real and not a simulation.
The concept has been at the heart of science...
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