When your name is Elon Musk and your companies promise to revolutionize space flight and renewable energy, people listen to what you have to say — even when they maybe shouldn’t. The CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX recently expressed a worrying idea: that we may all be living in a giant simulation. Some physicists were stirred and started contradicting him or discussing the idea, but by far, the most interesting back and forth was with Rick.
Rick Sanchez is the smartest man in the Universe — in the animated series Rick and Morty, that is. Musk has said he’s a big fan of the series, though he also said it disgusts him at points (which truth be told, is a good description of Rick and Morty). It’s not just Musk who loves the series, his boys are also fans of the alcoholic genius and his awkward nephew.
"Kinda" disgusting? Just wait. We'll have the whole Musk family fully disgusted by the end of the season.
But perhaps, just perhaps, there’s also a lesson to be learned from this. If Musk can be so self-deprecating about his ideas, then maybe we shouldn’t discuss the quantum physics aspects of everything he says, right?
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