As cool as it sounds to be able to dodge bullets in slow motion and look really good in sunglasses that would look dorky on anybody else, living in The Matrix isn’t actually the best plan for anybody. Mostly because we’re not all Neo and can’t battle against evil forces as adeptly as Keanu Reeves. According to Neil deGrasse Tyson though, we may all be living in a Matrix-esque world where everything we see and think we know is actually one big computer simulation. According to Death and Taxes Magazine, Tyson showed off his intelligence once again at a recent American Museum of Natural History event.
While one physicist said there’s virtually no possibility that we’re living in our own personal “Matrix,” the internet’s collective nerd-crush Neil deGrasse Tyson, who moderated the discussion, disagreed, saying the possibility that the universe is a simulation “may be very high.”
The thought of the entire universe being one big computer simulation is scary enough, but even worse is that if it were to be revealed this is the case deGrasse Tyson would definitely be the first person to smugly tweet about how he had guessed accurately that robots were running our lives. That actually might be the worst of all timelines – not only are all of your family and friends a computer generated falsehood, but Neil deGrasse Tyson is there to rub in it on top of everything else. Fortunately we can assume that if the simulation ever falls apart we won’t remember his prediction either, so that’s a silver lining.
(via Death and Taxes)