20 years ago, futurist Nick Bostrom published the first draft of his groundbreaking simulation argument, which asks, “Are you living in a computer simulation?” Public figures like Elon Musk and Neil deGrass Tyson have also broached this line of questioning. We asked Nick Bostrom to look at a few scenes from “The Matrix” films as he explains his simulation hypothesis.
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