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

@emmetjryan
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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