The founder and CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX, Elon Musk, believes that this world is not real and closed in some ‘Matrix.’ And it may be possible that we are inside an Artificial Intelligence simulation.
Elon Musk explained in the show “The Joe Rogan Experience” that this universe is around 13.8 billion years old; hence, any civilization that might have come into existence in the entire universe has had loads of time to sharpen their technology.
Musk said that if anyone can assume even a single improvement rate, then the game would become identical to reality, or civilization would end. According to Musk, one thing would happen in those two. And also, he said, the reason we are in a simulation is that we exist.
Additionally, he says that it is only a possibility, might be there would be a lot of simulations that you recognize as a reality, or you call them multiverse.
Musk told Rogan that where the simulations are being run, that surface or layer, or anything that may be so boring than simulations themselves.
Why would anyone make a simulation that could be boring? Instead, you would create such a simulation that would be more interesting than the actual world. Elon gave references to video games and movies that we make that are more interesting than our life.
The billionaire entrepreneur is alone with this analysis; several cosmologists, physicists, and philosophers find the simulation theory fascinating. For creating a simulation, if there is any prediction that one advanced alien civilization came into existence. If this is the scenario, it may close the million or billion simulations that are fake universes. And this would not be easy for searching the truth as any evidence they can find would also be a creator’s plan.
The idea of Simulation Creationism is possibly a clarification for the world-wide famous Fermi paradox that usually asks, “where is everyone?”
This idea was alone that was far from the ground in the conversation of Elon Musk and Rogan for two and a half hours. Such as, Musk repeated his anxiety about Artificial Intelligence that is entirely uncontrolled. He emphasized that humankind’s bright future includes discovering and solving other worlds, including our solar system and beyond it. There was also a discussion on reducing the traffic by making potential-tunnels in big cities around the world.
Elon Musk talked about the electric-car company that he runs, and he said for this humankind, it is obligatory to stop using fossil fuels. Musk explained humanity’s mass displacement of carbon from the earth to the atmosphere as a tremendous treacherous experiment whose final result is still unknown.
Musk told Rogan that we should not do this as we already know that non-expendable energy is at the endpoint. Hence, the question arises, why do we still do these kinds of experiments? It is nothing but a craziness and a foolish experiment in the entire history.
Rogan and Musk sipped whiskey all over the conversation, and at a point, the comedian Joe Rogan lit up the joint, and Musk had a puff. This was rare that Elon smokes marijuana. Musk said that he never enjoys smoking and seldom takes it out as it reduces productivity.
He said it is similar to the opposite of a coffee cup; he likes to get the things completed and loves to be useful.
Musk shared his experience with Rogan and told him that all these ideas are thriving inside his head. And this is like an explosion that would never end. He also felt that he was not the same as other people when he was 5 or 6 years old. Musk said he used to think that he was insane when he was a kid. He was also worried that if any authority could have noticed his strangeness, they could have put him elsewhere.