The probability that our world is a Matrix-like virtual reality is 20 to 50 percent, claims analysts at Bank of America. Even if our world was an illusion, we would never find out, they write in their report.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch supported the claims with quotes from leading philosophers, scientists and other thinkers. “It is conceivable that with advancements in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and computing power, members of future civilizations could have decided to run a simulation of their ancestors,” says.
Analysts draw their inspiration from SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who thinks the chances are that the world is part of an artificial intelligence created by a future civilization.
Reference is also made to the work of a professor at Oxford University. In 2003, Nick Bostrom concluded that we probably live in a simulation. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson simulation considers the probability that the universe is very large.
In the 16th century philosophers such as Descartes suggested that we can not trust our senses. Many scientists, philosophers and business leaders believe that the chances of people already simulated virtual world inside a computer life is 20 to 50 percent, analysts explained.
In April 2016 researchers gathered at the American Museum of Natural History to talk about this. We are already close to photo-realistic 3D simulations where millions of people take part simultaneously.
In the movie The Matrix 1999 people living in a simulated reality created by machines to make the population enslaved.