Thursday July 16, 2020

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

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

14th July, 2016
'No great harm being done' by Pokemon Pic: Getty

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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