Simulated Success

Self-described "King of Mars" Elon Musk is very concerned that we might be living in a computer simulation.  The argument essentially boils down to the assumption that one of the following must be true: 1. The human race will never progress to the point where it can run sufficiently advanced simulations to replicate real life, 2. The human race is unlikely to ever wish to run such simulations, or 3. We are living in a simulation.  Of course it's a bit more complicated than that, but you get the idea.  I suppose my argument would be that it's possible none of those are true, and that we could be in the stage of humanity that existed prior to such an invention.  But that's beside the point.  Personally, I find it fascinating how often innovation is accompanied by eccentricity.  That men like Musk--who are capable of such brilliant thought--could entertain an idea considered mad by so many, gives me hope that all of us who choose to imagine the impossible might someday gain validation. 

Yours in Impossibility,


Tobias WaylandComment