Philosopher Nick Bostrom of Oxford University explained the meaning of the words of the American businessman Elon Musk on the presence of mankind in the matrix.
With scientists who recommended the businessman to understand the words literally, chatted edition of Quartz.
Philosopher respects the point of view of mask and declares that its unpopularity and literal perception townsfolk due to the fact that most of the philosophical works are languishing on the dusty shelves of libraries.
It is important to understand that what we are in the simulation, shall not metaphorical and literal sense that we ourselves and the whole world around us, which we see, hear and feel, there is inside the computer, built some advanced civilization.
Bostrom in 2003, published in the journal The Philosophical Quarterly survey Are you living in a computer simulation? In it the scientist claims justice for mankind one of the three statements. According to the first, almost all of civilization at the present rate of development will become extinct before they can reach the technological potential for creating ultra-realistic videogame. The second assertion is reduced to that of civilization, having the technological capabilities; we are not interested in carrying out a computer simulation.
The third statement says directly from the fact that humanity is a set of characters living in a computer simulation. Musk is the founder of SpaceX Company (produces rockets and spaceships) and Tesla Motors (produces electric vehicles), as well as initiated Hyper loop project (a hybrid of the transport system from the vacuum train and maglev).
The company Space x won the NASA contract to deliver astronauts to the ISS. By 2025, the businessman promised to send the first man on Mars.