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The Matrix Is Real

from The Independent

Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

Many of the world’s richest and most powerful people, including Elon Musk and Bank of America, think that we live in a simulation of the real world

by Andrew Griffin

Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do something about it.

At least two of Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires are pouring money into efforts to break humans out of the simulation that they believe that it is living in, according to a new report.

Philosophers have long been concerned about how we can know that our world isn’t just a very believable simulation of a real one. But concern about that has become ever more active in recent years, as computers and artificial intelligence have advanced.

That has led some tech billionaires to speculate that the chances we are not living in such a simulation is “billions to one”. Even Bank of America analysts wrote last month that the chances we are living in a Matrix-style fictional world is as high as 50 per cent.

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Posted on October 6, 2016 by Editor

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