Greetings from Elon Musk’s Simulation

Elon Musk (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)
Could Musk be right?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a recent interview for Axios on HBO, Tesla CEO Elon Musk — who sits near the top of my evolving “favorite fascinating people who might say something amazing or bonkers tomorrow” list — discussed everything from artificial intelligence to inserting chips in human brains to merging people with machines. Near the end, he also unleashed a wildly dramatic line that’s become a bit of a Muskian classic.

“After a string of mind-stretchers,” Axios reports, Musk threw out the suggestion that we might all be living in a simulation. “Are you joking?” asked the incredulous Axios team, who apparently never had

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star


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