Bank of America Merrill Lynch: There’s a 20%-50% chance we’re inside the matrix and reality is just a simulation

whoah

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/bank-of-america-wonders-about-the-matrix-2016-9?r=US&IR=T

The thing is: we’d never know it anyway.

In a note to clients out Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there’s a 20%-50% chance that we’re living in the matrix.

Meaning that the world we experience as “real” is actually just a simulation.

The firm cites comments from Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Nick Bostrom’s seminal paper on the issue as the basis for its 20%-50% view.

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Here’s BAML (emphasis added):

“Many scientists, philosophers, and business leaders believe that there is a 20-50% 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. 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.”

BAML also notably highlights Nick Bostrom’s three probable scenarios for the human race, which are 1) extinction before reaching a “posthuman” stage, 2) reaching posthuman existence but not simulating evolutionary history, and 3) we are in the matrix already.

Reading Bostrom’s 2003 paper, however, makes clear we’d never really have access to full knowledge of any of these scenarios because, as Bostrom concludes, “Unless we are now living in a simulation, our descendants will almost certainly never run an ancestor-simulation.”

This “if true, then true, otherwise false” construct means none of this philosophical struggle really matters anyway.

We’re either in the matrix or we’re not. And if we’re not, we’re unlikely to create the matrix because if the matrix were plausible it would have been created anyway. And we’d be in it.

The investment implications remain unclear.

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so which crazy wingnut group has declared this?

the BAML banking conglomerate is who..

“BAML also notably highlights Nick Bostrom’s three probable scenarios for the human race, which are 1) extinction before reaching a “posthuman” stage, 2) reaching posthuman existence but not simulating evolutionary history, and 3) we are in the matrix already.”

posthuman existence..sounds great eh?

“In a note to clients out Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there’s a 20%-50% chance that we’re living in the matrix.”

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~ by seeker401 on September 12, 2016.

12 Responses to “Bank of America Merrill Lynch: There’s a 20%-50% chance we’re inside the matrix and reality is just a simulation”

  1. The BanKSTERs are so very eager to see us adopt and believe the meme that “we, you know, already are living in the matrix”…the same as the if the thief who enters into your house tells you with calm voice: “don’t worry, just accept it, there’s nothing you could do, you’ve been already robbed…I’ll just hang a while a little😉 ”
    …the same function the “predictive programming” has…

    • Actually, this reality will react to your own thoughts and beliefs, you have control over it.
      This has been proven in repeatable experiments, pretty routinely, where people have been able to control electronic coin flips to override the outcomes that random chance would have provided. It is also hinted at with the slit screen experiment, where mere observation controls the outcome of the experiment detecting either waves or a particles. This indicates your mind has the ability to influence outcomes at the quantum level, which probably builds to outcomes at the macro or even global level.
      Most of the world’s religious leaders…Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc….all at least hinted at this, with various statements such as “faith moves mountains” & so on.
      In other words, if you can get enough people to understand & believe that usury is unnecessary & the central banks are more harmful than beneficial (all true, by the way), you would see the world moving to eliminate these banks and the usury they engage in, altogether.
      So while you may see a banking conspiracy to placate the masses, I see a simple statement of fact, that (currently) neither helps nor hinders their goals…but may carry the very seeds of their destruction, especially in this day of the internet & mass communication, that can bypass their accustomed propaganda machines.
      Ask & you will receive, knock & the door will be opened, as you believe so shall it be, etc.
      This is why our supposed “leaders” are always in a constant fight to control our hearts & minds.

      • great post, SD!
        “This is why our supposed “leaders” are always in a constant fight to control our hearts & minds.”
        that’s the answer to the fundamental question: why are they so desperately trying to convert us in just flesh with eyes…most probably that’s because we are the machines that produce something of great importance, might be as you say the very reality (??)…
        they (the Cabal) firstly should deactivate us (that’s what the war on the religion is for, first onto the christianity – darwinism, atheism, modernism; then the engineered clash between islam & christianity they’ve been preparing us)…then they hope to enter into us & our will (all those satanic cults, Madonna&all entertainment industry) & use us as mere machines to construct their desired reality:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGR4SFOimlk – min. 1:45

        seems it could not function without us/our will:

  2. When they demand their loans back just tell them you are a post human and no longer pay back capital or interest and other such ” things old “.

  3. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/concern-grows-that-a-megaquake-is-going-to-hit-the-middle-of-the-united-states

  4. They’re kind of right.
    One of the world’s most ancient religions that is still in existence puts it another way, that the world (reality) is a dream in the mind of Brahma.
    Brahma is a human construct, an attempt to anthropomorphize the source of what we percieve as reality, but the concept itself is sound.
    Matter and energy are the same thing, this is known…the real mystery is what gives this energy the framework, the structure that we see as “solid” or “real.”
    That all things in the universe (possibly multiverse) are made of the same material is fact, but what manipulates that material (that we term “energy”) into specific packets, which then form quanta, which coalesce into the subatomic particles that make up atoms, then molecules, then YOU…?…it would seem it is all intelligently brought together into a massively complex construct that we have dubbed “reality.”
    This is probably unknowable, as we exist within that construct and have no outside point of reference to campare anything with, at least not anything we can perceive.
    But to blithely dub it a “computer” is almost childish. While this all may well be a computer simulation, it is far more likely it is a mental creation of either a single, massively intelligent being, or the conglomerate creation of the imaginings of multiple beings, number unknown.
    Personally, with the lack of contemporary information on the subject, I tend to look to what is left of the philosophies of the distant past, as I simply have the feeling that they either knew something we didn’t, or had access to information we’ve lost.
    By disregarding the trappings of the oldest religious dogma, you may find the propagated kernels of philosophical truth, the answers to questions that were considered by geniuses centuries longer than modern history has existed.
    Yes, you live in a kind of “ghost universe,” nothing in it can be truly considered “real,” not in any sense that we define the word, anyway. Modern physics points this out more and more as we advance.
    But to dub it a “matrix in a computer” is to give in to the human desire to put a face on the unknowable. Until the day comes that this reality is reabsorbed into its source, so that source may, perhaps, create a whole new reality, nobody living within this reality will know what its source truly is.
    But when that time comes, it will seem as though the entire space of existence for this reality all happened in a split second, just wait and see.

    “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real” — Niels Bohr

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