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  1. Devil Soul

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    Bank of America analysts think there's a 50 per cent chance we live in The Matrix
    Report cites SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom

    Analysts at Bank of America have reportedly suggested there is a 20 to 50 per cent chance our world is a Matrix-style virtual reality and everything we experience is just a simulation.

    The report, which was issued to clients, also implies even if our world was an illusion, we would never know about it.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch backed up the claims by citing comments from leading philosophers, scientists and other thinkers.

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    BANK OF AMERICA: There's a 20%-50% chance we're inside the matrix and reality is just a simulation Myles Udland

    6:37 PM - 8 Sep 2016

    “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," the report stated.

    The analysts took inspiration from inventor and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who believes there is a high probability the world is part of an artificial intelligence created by a future civilisation.

    Its claims also appeal to the work of a philosophy professor from the University of Oxford. In 2003, Professor Nick Bostromconcluded there is significant possibility we "live in a simulation".

    Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson also maintains the likelihood of the universe being a simulation “may be very high”.
    Philosophers dating back to the 16th century, notably René Descartes, have suggested we cannot rely on our sense experiences to perceive the world.

    The Bank of America’s report, which was looking at the implications of virtual reality, explained: “Many scientists, philosophers, and business leaders believe that there is a 20-50 per cent probability that humans are already living in a computer-simulated virtual world.

    “In April 2016, researchers gathered at the American Museum of Natural History to debate this notion. The argument is that we are already approaching photorealistic 3D simulations that millions of people can simultaneously participate in.”

    In the 1999 film The Matrix, humans live in a simulated reality created by machines to control the human population.
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    Weird shyt like this makes my brain hurt..
     
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    Call Neo it is time for him to unleash himself, tell him Trinity and Morpheus are already here.



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    no shit sherlock ...you needed analysts for that ?all you needed to do was toss a coin ...
     
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    Ah the 90s :smitten: Miss those times :tsk:
     
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    If the world we know of is a simulation, then it's a pretty shitty simulation.
     
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    Thats why i was thinking that i am posting on PDF in dream and when i will wake up then i will realize that it was all dream whom i was perceiving as reality(off course everything seem reality in dream until you wake up from dream)