At the annual Recode Code Conference, Elon Musk decided to let us in on his thoughts behind the idea of our lives being nothing more but a video game. The below video takes place during some sort of Q&A session that the conference had. Nobody seemed prepared for how serious of an answer Elon was going to give the question, but by the end of the video everyone else is amazed.
“If civilization stops advancing, that may be due to some calamitous event that erases civilization. So maybe we should be hopeful this is a simulation, because otherwise we are going to create simulations indistinguishable from reality or civilization ceases to exist. We’re unlikely to go into some multi million-year stasis.”