Why Elon Musk says we're living in a simulation

  • に公開 2016/08/15
  • You may like playing The Sims, but Elon Musk says you are the Sim.
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    Elon Musk thinks we are living in a simulated reality. Nick Bostrom think those chances are more around 20 percent. The chances of human kind participating in a simulated reality is broken down into three options: 1) humans go extinct before we are able to run a simulation of this size. 2) Humans are uninterested in running ancestor simulations. 3) We are currently participating in the simulation.
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コメント数 • 17 736

  • Brian Rossell
    Brian Rossell 時間 前

    God is the user, we are the programs

  • Hancel Rizo
    Hancel Rizo 4 時間 前

    3:21 no direct eyesight

  • Thurfrof Thurfrof
    Thurfrof Thurfrof 6 時間 前

    [Comment deleted by my simulation]

  • Subscribe to Pewdiepie
    Subscribe to Pewdiepie 7 時間 前

    2 is extraordinarily unlikely because running simulations can help with a variety of real life situations. 1 is unlikely because we’d probably be able to colonize other planets before a massive extinction event not caused by ourselves.

  • Lmao USA
    Lmao USA 9 時間 前

    Whoever made me crash my car last night sucks balls at this game

  • Sean Murray
    Sean Murray 9 時間 前

    That’d require a lot of storage lol

  • Carson Obrien
    Carson Obrien 12 時間 前

    Ya I found a glitch shot yourself in the head then you will go back to the real world.

  • Sanjay W
    Sanjay W 日 前


    • Mick
      Mick 9 時間 前

      +Sanjay W They or you, if that's what you believe.. claim it is all to do with distance and perspective, similar to the boat going over the curve but using a long range camera you can bring it back to your vision.

      I didn't say it couldn't be programmed flat, sure.. it could, but it hasn't been. I never once said it was ''physically impossible'' to create a flat plane and simulations can only make spheres either. I never actually claimed to believe in the simulation hypothesis but you've somehow got it into your head that I do, I simply just said it can be explained to a point where it's a possibility but the flat earth cannot.

      But sure, I'll ask you a question now.. the question I have received no answer to so far, why are the night skies in the northern and southern hemispheres completely different? I can understand night/day on a heliocentric model of flat earth, perspective/distance. Is it not easily explainable in the fact that the northern/southern night skies are different because they face completely different directions? If the Earth were flat, the view should be the same should it not?

    • Sanjay W
      Sanjay W 13 時間 前

      +Mick so why isnt the sun visible at all times for everyone if the earth is flat? Why cant we see every country from mount Everest? Just wondering if you actually do know the flat earth arguments lol
      And also, if this is a computer simulation thats programmed a certain way, why couldnt it be programmed flat? Lmfao xD that doesn't even make sense lol your saying we live in a computer program but its physically impossible for a computer to create a flat plane computers can only make spheres? How do you know what shape the computer program made it lmao and I dint believe we're in a program but its just funny that people think were in a computer but even then flat earth is still impossible even in that computer xDD

    • Mick
      Mick 13 時間 前

      Maybe because simulated realities can be explained and are a possibility whereas the earth being flat is legitimately one of the most retarded things I've ever heard, now before you say "you can't say that if you haven't looked into it" stop, I spent maybe 2-300 hours researching it to the point I was unsure, then I rechecked, fact checked and tested many things I was told and came to the conclusion it's certainly not flat. I feel dumber for wasting my time doing such thing but it now gives me a valid reason to call flat earthers retarded. Have a nice day.

  • I'm Adopted, But

    _My player sucks at this game._

  • Evan Coats
    Evan Coats 日 前

    *exits server*

  • sᴛᴀʀ ʙᴜᴛᴛᴇʀғʟʏ ᴀᴇsᴛʜᴇᴛɪᴄs

    *time to break the fourth wall baby*

  • G Tech
    G Tech 日 前

    because hes always high on high grade stuff

  • 3T Gaming
    3T Gaming 日 前 +1

    We all power a car battery...

  • zak humphrey
    zak humphrey 日 前 +1

    The person controlling me is so boring. If I was controlling me I would live like gta

  • Joseph Williams
    Joseph Williams 日 前 +2

    Guys I just leveled up!

  • jørgen kvamme
    jørgen kvamme 2 日 前 +1

    Iluminati confirmed

  • JMB
    JMB 2 日 前

    We live in a society.

  • Ksawery
    Ksawery 2 日 前

    So what if we do?

  • lionpersia
    lionpersia 2 日 前

    Then the programmer should debug the part corresponding to me.

  • Sareeta Devi
    Sareeta Devi 3 日 前

    Consciousness left the chat

  • Kryptonic
    Kryptonic 3 日 前 +3

    Dang who created my avatar I want to meet them

  • MiniShulkerGamer 12

    We're not in a simulation. Simple answer

  • Kachrees
    Kachrees 3 日 前

    Player, motherlode me.

  • The_gamer_guy19 19
    The_gamer_guy19 19 4 日 前 +1

    So how did the first beings come into existence? They can’t be the first cause if they are a subject of time matter or space therefore they cannot be the uncaused first cause. The only thing that could make these simulation designers is a timeless spaceless and immaterial and personal being that doesn’t need a cause to create the universe and anything beyond that. Now that definition that I just gave for the only possible creator is god. This argument is called the cosmological argument if you wanted to know.This is why I’m a theist and we aren’t living in a simulation.

  • FreedomNine 19
    FreedomNine 19 4 日 前

    He does not believe that we are living in a simulation. He says it's a possibility

  • Omi Gaia
    Omi Gaia 4 日 前

    The player start the game with a bad result of butterfly effect, and why we talk about Mandela effect all of sudden, it more like the player restart the game to save point and play again, this is why you will notice some screen happen twice and meanwhile “dejavu” is happening between us.

  • ell diavolo
    ell diavolo 4 日 前

    what if the simulation is evolving as well as we who live in it never to be able to understand it no matter how much we progress

  • Loot
    Loot 5 日 前

    I am scared....

  • Neen
    Neen 5 日 前 +1

    0:18 - #FreddyMercury *has entered the chat*

  • Real Facke
    Real Facke 5 日 前

    yeah this is a game, don't ever restart when you die.!!

  • Mr Shake
    Mr Shake 6 日 前

    I think my controller is a guy that barely place the damn game.

  • Screw It
    Screw It 6 日 前

    This was pretty dumb

  • Victor Deathridaz
    Victor Deathridaz 6 日 前

    He said the chances are one in a billion.

  • R J
    R J 6 日 前

    But computers are such a small part of everything
    What is the chance of being in a specific place where a specific species have come up with a specific concept of computer and a simulation

    ANT-METAL 6 日 前

    This is what the entirety of the sci fi tv show Babylon 5 turned out to be.

  • Not LoZerish
    Not LoZerish 7 日 前

    So did the people that controlled all the people from the Bible use cheat codes? And the reason that no one like that exists anymore is because the game developers patched it?

  • Not LoZerish
    Not LoZerish 7 日 前

    The guy controlling me doesn’t get bored easily

  • Jones Geaham
    Jones Geaham 7 日 前

    Multi world theory with quantom physics?

  • Sakul
    Sakul 7 日 前 +1

    Rick and Morty? anyone?

  • 324shine
    324shine 8 日 前

    may sound weird but ever since I was around 12 I imagined that myself in a coma and my brain is making up my current version of reality

  • NightyEve
    NightyEve 8 日 前

    Comments on this video are the best

  • Jonathan Rodriguez
    Jonathan Rodriguez 9 日 前

    How do you simulate pie if it’s infinite

  • Dripper
    Dripper 9 日 前

    The person controlling me is a loser

  • Ethan Mackler
    Ethan Mackler 9 日 前

    Option 2 plz. Also sims still run into infinite regress, right? I back God.

  • LacePlays
    LacePlays 9 日 前

    I love this kind of videos..

    I don't understand anything but i like it.

  • greg K
    greg K 9 日 前

    The entire universe instantly coming into being from absolutely nothing, sounds exactly like an unplugged computer, booting up, and starting a program

  • FLiBBerTigiBeT •
    FLiBBerTigiBeT • 9 日 前

    Morpheus contacted me

  • {Flarem}
    {Flarem} 9 日 前 +1

    I need the person controlling me to use a cheat code and find me a good wife, deposit 100,000$ into my life

  • freshdown 626
    freshdown 626 10 日 前

    Well somebody better give me some money through a cheat code

  • HyperNova20 Indonesia Gaming

    I still believe in god

  • e1nste1in
    e1nste1in 10 日 前

    Why don't you add a link to the scientifc paper in the video description?

    • e1nste1in
      e1nste1in 10 日 前

      It's here www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.pdf

  • Abid Hussain
    Abid Hussain 10 日 前

    All I am saying is..in the Qu’ran, it states this life is temporary.. dont @ me

  • iBels
    iBels 10 日 前 +1

    We are living in a computer simulation where there are other computers such as iPhones and desktops with billions and millions of code. We worry about AI but what if we already are AI in a computer and that is why we can make decisions of our own. And God is the creator that made the code? Just a possibility.

  • Evyn Tyndzik
    Evyn Tyndzik 11 日 前

    The Universe was already a simulation from day one. Simulation technology like all technology was a discovery. So technology already represents reality. You don't need the "evil genius" to prove we are in a simulation. Even if we were in a simulation produced by a person it would have to represent the exact same reality. So what we use simulation technology for now is based on useful applications for reality like engineering.

  • Juan Daniel Cervantes

    How can Elon Musk speak of such things and still keep his cool?
    If I just start thinking about it I start to feel like a crazy person...

  • Kim Jun Un
    Kim Jun Un 11 日 前 +1

    *I have hacks who wants free money*

  • ground control
    ground control 11 日 前

    test FAILED

  • Nexus Blaze
    Nexus Blaze 11 日 前

    Actually we will go back to stone age because of the satellite leftovers in space

  • Greg Bystroff
    Greg Bystroff 11 日 前

    You know when a lefty makes a video when they offer a minor change in average temperature could kill off all of humanity.

  • SkaiXMask
    SkaiXMask 12 日 前 +1

    I hope I make that minecraft fall damage sound when I die.

  • SkaiXMask
    SkaiXMask 12 日 前 +1

    So people don’t believe in god the one who controls everything and created everything right ok got it.
    But then people believe we are in a simulation like the sims in a computer controlled by a fat guy eating Doritos.
    Love the logic behind some people.

  • Tato
    Tato 12 日 前

    If this is a simulation Elon is the main character and we are just merely npcs

  • RektRage Films
    RektRage Films 12 日 前

    What if when babies die at birth it’s because the player quit the game and uninstalled

  • Raghav Bali
    Raghav Bali 12 日 前

    Hits blunt

  • Sabrina Islam
    Sabrina Islam 12 日 前

    This sounds rather a weak argument for simulation

  • d mar
    d mar 12 日 前 +1

    so if we are in a simulation why are we still using birth control???

  • Alexandra Ami
    Alexandra Ami 12 日 前 +3

    this is like that one rick and morty episode

  • Kevin S
    Kevin S 12 日 前

    So we make games with the goal of resembling real life. We make it. Then we think we live in one, because it looks so much alike:))))

  • Czeski Nacjonalista
    Czeski Nacjonalista 13 日 前

    Galileo? Wasn't Mikolaj Kopernik the man that acctualy say that sun is in the middle of solar system, heliocentric as he called it.

  • Tai Hung
    Tai Hung 13 日 前

    1. We could have been living in a simulation our whole exist by god and that god could be the creator of the simulations.
    2. Maybe Huge advanced Simulation are hook together as the making of the universe
    3. We could be sleeping deep in our mind in a simulated mind system.
    4. We could have been convinced that everything now is reality because aliens have put us in a box.
    5. We could have in a box of a universe bubble that we will never escape because there is a limit of what we could reach.
    6. Maybe very deep in the simulator have a core that we could break out of?

  • that bitch
    that bitch 14 日 前

    what if when we die we move up a sim and enter into a 4d sim

  • that bitch
    that bitch 14 日 前

    we're living in a simulation and the government has the cheat codes

  • Sušena Paprika
    Sušena Paprika 14 日 前

    This man messed up my mind

  • Sohil Soni
    Sohil Soni 14 日 前

    this is what interstellar was about!

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  • QueWhyEs
    QueWhyEs 15 日 前 +1

    I don’t think we’re in a simulation because, with any rate of improvement in technology there is a directly proportionate increasing rate of limits that are uncovered. Such as with the Apple iPhone, as the amount of features and technology was at first increasing exponentially, it peaked and has ended up slowing down over the last few years with little foreseeable turnaround as walls and limits are reached in the capabilities of the technologies and concepts this world can produce.

  • Reem Rameez
    Reem Rameez 15 日 前


  • Tooth Fairy
    Tooth Fairy 15 日 前

    It’s not a simulation. We’re in the physical realm and the spiritual realm is more real

  • Rainier Lugtu
    Rainier Lugtu 15 日 前

    that's crazy!

  • Dr.respect Woman
    Dr.respect Woman 16 日 前

    He said 1 in a billion? Thats not really like he truly believes in it.

  • Leon Karinae
    Leon Karinae 16 日 前

    Elon Musk its the real life Lex Luthor
    Follow him and fall!

  • Sarpinpo Tisso
    Sarpinpo Tisso 16 日 前

    it seems
    the guy controlling me is out of tutorial

  • Phil Banic
    Phil Banic 16 日 前

    We live in a simulation, get over it, Mandela effect exists, who gives a f&@k, do stuff you love, get on with it. Peace.

  • Little Goku
    Little Goku 17 日 前


  • Uttaran Bhunia
    Uttaran Bhunia 18 日 前

    Hinduism have been saying these since last 4000 years. That we are living in a simulation...created by our thinking mind.

  • Mīzani Designs
    Mīzani Designs 18 日 前

    one in billionth chance is "almost certain"?

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  • Juan Pablo Medina
    Juan Pablo Medina 18 日 前 +1

    I hate how they say “it’s most likely we are in a simulation” like how do you know, you have 0 proof that we could be living in a simulation, and that’s not how the scientific community works they make predictions based on things they have tested not a blatant prediction on what could happen with absolutely no proof or anything

    • Лукас
      Лукас 14 日 前

      It's really annoying how, when it's Musk who says it, anything sounds plausible. Especially the time he says "those are the two options", as if his tiny thinking mind could explore all possibilities beyond his skull.

  • Jared Keith
    Jared Keith 19 日 前

    Whoever is simulating me should make me skinny and not ugly lol

  • x carraski
    x carraski 19 日 前

    What lvl am I ?

  • Billie And Hentai
    Billie And Hentai 19 日 前

    Whoever made me is sadistic af

  • Fico Mate
    Fico Mate 19 日 前 +1

    most retarded video ever, elon musk is not a genius

  • Tashil Bansi
    Tashil Bansi 19 日 前

    Huh.. no Rick and Morty comments..well ghee

  • its me
    its me 19 日 前

    "Our bodies are organic spaceships that are host to our consciousness. Time is the medium in which it travels."
    But, the question that arises is who created these "organic spaceship" , the answer is still unknown,
    So just to name someone we created "God" .
    And then just to remember the one who created 'us' (organic spaceship) we pray to God , just for the goodwill of humanity ....
    Think about it guys!!

  • Emil Botezatu
    Emil Botezatu 19 日 前 +18

    Then this game is made by EA because everywhere are microtransactions

  • Paws
    Paws 19 日 前

    Why did JPclips put this in my recommended? I don’t play Sims.

  • lx i
    lx i 19 日 前 +1

    1 in billions chance this is base reality...but that doesn't necessarily mean we live in what we understand is a "simulation" but a form of a simulation in a spiritual sense. Soul growth/ energy etc.

  • ReeceAUS
    ReeceAUS 19 日 前

    So if it’s a simulation then he doesn’t believe in the big bang theory?

  • railpressureflip
    railpressureflip 20 日 前