Tech Billionaires Are Secretly Funding a Plan to Break the Human Race out of The Matrix

By Jake Anderson

On the southwestern edge of Lake Titicaca, Peru, there is an ancient 23-foot doorway known as the Aramu Muru. Local natives call it the “Puerta de hayu Marca,” the gateway to the lands of the gods and immortal life. Throughout their history, the natives have described people disappearing and appearing at this doorway.

In 1998, purported extraterrestrial contactee Jerry Wills claimed a tall blonde humanoid named Zo taught him how to access Aramu Muru and enter “another universe.” Wills further claimed that Zo illustrated to him how our universe is an experimental simulation within his species’ universe. They built it to understand their own reality, which is itself nested inside a larger universe.

The next year, in 1999, the blockbuster science fiction film The Matrix came out and forever emblazoned into our collective subconscious the idea that our existence is a simulation created by a more advanced race of beings. Incidentally, the film also made long black trench coats, black sunglasses, and my last name all the rage, but I digress…

A few years after the release of The Matrix, philosopher Nick Bostrom published the Simulation Argument, a concise paper entitled “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” It presented a trilemma, a mathematical breakdown of why at least one of three provocative scenarios must be true.

“(1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a ‘posthuman’ stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation.”

The “posthuman civilization” to which Bostrom refers defines a period of time after which humans have merged with technology. This is sometimes referred to as post-Singularity, with the ‘Singularity’ describing futurist Ray Kurzweil’s designation of a society in which humans are post-biological, living synergistically with artificial intelligence.

The Simulation Argument presupposes the development of this posthuman civilization, at which point, Bostrom states, advanced humans or AI might develop simulations of the past in the same way that current scientists create test environments; some of the simulations would likely be for entertainment reasons, as well, in the same way humans currently create video games and movies.

In recent years, a number of high-profile figures have come out to state their belief that we are living in a simulation. Chief among them is tech magnate Elon Musk, who has stated that the video game No Man’s Sky confirmed his belief that someday simulations would approximate reality so comprehensively that they would be indistinguishable from reality. Apparently, he was sitting in a hot tub with friends when he finally converted.

Musk is the CEO and brains behind Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and OpenAI. In recent years, he has expressed bold plans for his companies that he believes will advance the human race: with Tesla, he wants to spearhead a transportation infrastructure that doesn’t rely on burning hydrocarbons; with SpaceX, he wants to assist in humanity’s gradual extraplanetary migration to Mars; and with Neuralink and OpenAI, he wants to facilitate humanity’s merger with advanced computer technology.

When he was asked about whether humans are living inside a computer simulation, Musk made headlines last year by saying he thinks the chances are one in billions that we aren’t.

“The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation I think is the following: 40 years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot,” Musk stated. “That’s where we were. Now 40 years later we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, just indistinguishable.”

Here Musk is referring to the exponential growth of technology, the linchpin of the Singularity theory. If in 40 years we’ve gone from the two-dimensional pong to the cusp of augmented and virtual reality, imagine where we’ll be in another forty, or a hundred, or 400. Provided the human race survives, one may assume we will achieve the ability to produce simulations with sentient beings. Already, the Department of Defense has created the Sentient World Simulation, a real-time “synthetic mirror of the real world with automated continuous calibration with respect to current real-world information, such as major events, opinion polls, demographic statistics, economic reports, and shifts in trends,” according to a working paper on the system.

In recent years, other scientists have conducted research and even experimentation in attempts to show actual evidence of the Simulation. Heads turned last year when theoretical physicist S. James Gate announced he had found strange computer code in his String Theory research. Bound inside the equations we use to describe our universe, he says, is peculiar self-dual linear binary error-correcting block code.



team of German physicists has also set out to show that the numerical constraints we see in our universe are consistent with the kinds of limitations we would see in a simulated universe. These physicists have invoked a non-perturbative approach known as lattice quantum chromodynamics to try to discover whether there is an underlying grid to the space/time continuum.

So far their efforts have recreated a minuscule region of the known universe, a sliver of a corner that is but a few femtometers across. But this corner simulates the hypothetical lattice of the universal grid, and their search for a corresponding physical restraint turned up a theoretical upper limit on high-energy particles known as the Greisen–Zatsepin–Kuzmin, or GZK cut off. In other words, there are aspects of our universe that look and behave as a simulation might.

With news that there are two anonymous tech billionaires working on a secret project to break us out of the Matrix, it’s hard to know whether we should laugh or scream in horror. Simulation talk is great epistemological fun and metaphysical amusement of the highest order, but it may speak to an underlying anxiety regarding the merging of our reality with machines, or an underlying existential loneliness. It’s even been posited as a solution to the Fermi ParadoxWhy haven’t we met aliens? Well, because we live inside a world they built.

Our earth is marooned in a cosmic void so vast it would take our current Deep Space I propulsion system an astonishing 81,000 years to reach the nearest star — in a galaxy of hundreds of billions, which is, itself, just one of hundreds of billions. The thought that it’s all 1s and 0s rendered by a futuristic microprocessor is philosophically sexy but, perhaps, sociologically lazy.

That there is anxiety about reality being manufactured in a society obsessed with simulated pleasure and mediated experience isn’t altogether surprising. It’s the ultimate, though perhaps accidental, expression of resistance to a culture steeped in consumerism and artificial growth.

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12 Comments on "Tech Billionaires Are Secretly Funding a Plan to Break the Human Race out of The Matrix"

  1. Okay, If we are in a simulation – how many decimal places is PI truncated to in “Nature”?

  2. uncle bobedy | July 14, 2017 at 1:13 am | Reply

    I admit to being torn between the soaring existential coolness of testing out the Simulation Theory, and at the same time I’m wary of yet another circle of control. But, I don’t think it is necessary that a simulation needs that much foundation of the “real” world’s underlying properties that make it exist. As a simulation, simulacra are possible, aren’t they? A simulation can take theories of nearly any type and make them work, because simulations are artificial, “coded” if you will to exist based on parameters that need not be [reality] based.

    If this is a simulation that exists within a subset of actual reality, a reality we do not experience, does our artificiality, as simulation participants, preclude us from ever leaving our simulation?

    If Lara Croft gains sentience or at the very least, awareness of her position as a game participant, can she extricate herself and step out into our reality? How does one make the digital into the physical?
    Wouldn’t this require a technology that allows us, if this theory is true, to change our state of matter from “digital” to physical? Just so many questions get rolling in my head when I think about this stuff.

    • obviously an alias | July 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm | Reply

      I am glad to see that I am not the only one to ponder these paradoxes.I propose this hypothesis,maybe we are a “test tube” version of an evolutionary model, that was designed by a culture that merged with technology long ago to study an earlier state from which the simulators may have evolved from. Advanced enough to manipulate genetic code obtained from some fossil with shared ancestry.Liken to ourselves,watching what would be mankind when his cells divided in the primordial poo,except on a petri dish in a surrogate environment. We may be a physical simulation for a digital observer.

      • uncle bobedy | July 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm | Reply

        Even more sci-fi is the thought that a more advanced version of us from the future have created an ancestor simulation to “travel into the past” and see what may well have occurred without all the overhead of creating a time machine and making errors in the flow of time.

        Or,

        all those people on here who perpetually blame Jeuws, Zionissm, NAT.O, Trump, Liberals, Republicans, etc., may well be correct and a grand meta-conspiracy of post-human AI hybrid Zionisct Jeuws who work for NATO, are Trump supporters and who hate Liberals may have very well created a simulation of a viable opinion on these matters! dun dun dunnnn!!!!

  3. Psychic Warrior | July 14, 2017 at 6:13 am | Reply

    Mr. Musk sounds like he wants to put US in his own simulation based on a belief. Is not a “belief” a simulation of reality? The NWO recruits people like Musk to distract US from the real pressing issues: like our imprisonment by the alien/military/industrial/complex. Don’t believe – BE.

  4. Where’s Neo,Trinity & Morpheus when you need them!

  5. “If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, just indistinguishable”

    Let me pull the battery pack from your game and show you how it is NOT indistinguishable.

  6. catalanismo is hatred | July 14, 2017 at 5:49 pm | Reply

    Trump and his hatred and ignorance must be defeated first

    • catalanismo is hatred | July 18, 2017 at 10:06 am | Reply

      jhaahahahaha you admire the loser Trump, he is a total failure

      He is ulgy, ORANGutan, fat, stupid, he is so little man that he needs buy the love of transwoman Melania

      a disaster like president, a total clown

      TRUMP IS A TOTAL MESS AND A TOTAL LOSER

      and you are worst, that he is your messiah

  7. This is a continuation of the Zionists’ attempts to grind down our connection to what is REAL, and that is our SPIRITUAL heritage and potential inheritance, if we are willing and able to resist these lower-dimensional mind control psy-ops. Humanity’s highest potential is to ascend the physical altogether, and become, or return to where we came, the spirit planes, more rarified than any physical or ‘virtual’ existence could EVER offer. This is the lie, the distraction to prevent us from seeking the portals within our own consciousness, our own souls. Don’t you remember? Lest you forget, you are Spirit, you have a soul, you live in a body. This world, this universe IS illusory, because it is impermanent. Not because its a frikkin computer game!
    The fabric of the real cannot be subscribed onto any chip, or even a quantum computer, because the source of our being is non-physical intelligence of the pure consciousness and infinite mind of the Creator, the Most High God. We CAN very well be trapped in a consciousness projection, but the solution is NOT to rely on fallen, man made external technologies, but to search within for the way to higher dimensions of experience, and this can be coupled with connection with nature too, as the earth, the plants etc are ALL expressions of the Divine being. This talk of merging with cybernetics is a FALLEN paradigm of deception to take your aspiration for God (the ground of your being, as Meister Eckhart would say – and not the still alive Keebler elf Eckhart Tolle, I am talking the German mystic from the 16th century)… and rob you of that so you’ll put your hope and amusement into trinkets, and lose your soul, your Divine inheritance at the same time.
    This is all fallen thought-froms generated from a fallen world, sustained by fallen archons you don’t see, and don’t even know exist, but are draining you like energy from batteries, just like in the Matrix ironically, but you don’t see the irony in that? Hopefully you do. Keep true to the Higher Light, the Higher Wisdom of the Infinite Mind of The Great Spirit that moves through all things

  8. RudyInArizona | July 15, 2017 at 12:56 am | Reply

    “The next year, in 1999, the blockbuster science fiction film The Matrix came out and forever emblazoned into our collective subconscious the idea that our existence is a simulation created by a more advanced race of beings.”

    In the movie “The Matrix”, it was AI that created the simulation (intelligent machines, if you will), and not a more advanced race of beings.

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