The business investor and Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, appeared at this year’s Code conference in California, an event that invites tech magnates to discuss different matters. Musk gave controversial comments on today’s game technology and on electrical vehicles competition.
Elon Musk is a well-known personality in the business and technology industry, being the founder and CEO of SpaceX a company that aims to send tourists to outer space, he is also the CEO and product architect of Tesla motors, co-founder of PayPal, his network has been estimated at $12.3 billion.
Musk appeared Wednesday at California’s Code conference, an event that invites top industry influencers to have deep conversations about current events and developing technologies in the world. The conference started on May 31 and finished June second at the Terranea Resort in California.
This year’s conference included Amazon’s CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, Ford’s president Mark Fields and Bill Gates, among many others.
The business investor discussed several subjects with media correspondents and the general public, that included current technology, future technology, Tesla’s electric cars and philosophical theories.
Discussing technology hypothesis
The technology expert was asked by a member of the public about his beliefs on the current simulation hypothesis proposed by Nick Bostrom, a philosopher from 2003. The hypothesis proposes that since the universe has sufficiently advanced civilizations, it’s most likely that the earth and our reality is a simulation or a game.
“I’ve had so many simulation discussions it’s crazy, in fact, it got to the point that my brother and I agreed that we would ban such conversations if we were ever in a hot tub,” said Musk in the conference while joking about his discussions on the subject with his brother
Yet the business owner made several points on the matter assuring that the chances of the world, as we know it, is not a part of a simulation are really small. In fact according to Musk, there’s one in a billion chance that this is not a simulation.
The business magnate also addressed the evolution of current technology, assuring that the gigantic step in technology will eventually make humanity is unable to distinguish between games and reality.
Musk also assured he wants Apple to start developing electrical so Tesla inc can have competition.
“Apple will probably make a good car and be successful, they should have embarked on the car project sooner,” said Musk at the conference.
Here you can watch the full interview: