Are We Living in a Simulation? with George Hotz and Lex Fridman | AI Podcast Clips

do you think we’re living in a simulation yes but it may be unfalsifiable what do you mean by unfalsifiable so if the simulation is designed in such a way that they did like a formal proof to show that no information can get in and out and if their hardware is designed to for the anything in the simulation to always keep the hardware in spec it may be impossible to prove whether we’re in a simulation or not so they’ve designed it such there’s the closed system you can’t get outside the system well maybe it’s one of three worlds we’re either in a simulation which can be exploited we’re in a simulation which not only can’t be exploited but like the same things too about VMs I’m a really well-designed VM you can’t even detect if you’re in a VM or not that’s brilliant so where it’s yeah so the simulation is running in a virtual machine but now in reality all VMs have wasted the fact that’s the point I mean is it yeah you’ve done quite a bit of hacking yourself and so you should know that really any complicated system will have ways in and out so this isn’t necessarily true going forward I spent my time away from comma I learned and said dependently typed like it’s a language for writing math proofs and if you write code that compiles in a language like that it is correct by definition the types check its correctness so it’s possible that the simulation is written in a language like this in which case yeah yeah but that can’t be sufficiently expressive a language like that all weekend it can be yeah okay what so all right so the simulation doesn’t have to be Turing complete if it has a scheduled end date looks like it does actually with entropy and you know I don’t think that a simulation that results in something as complicated as in universe would have a formal proof of correctness right as we as possible of course we have no idea how good their tooling is and we have no idea how complicated the universe computer really is it may be quite simple it’s just very large right it’s very it’s definitely very large but the fundamental rules might be super simple yeah Kondo he’s got a life kind of stuff right so if you could hack so imagine simulation that is hackable if you could hack it what would you change about things like how would you approach hacking a simulation the reason I gave that talk I have it by the way I’m not familiar with the talk he gave I just read the you talked about escaping the simulation yeah like that so maybe you can tell me a little bit about the theme and the message there too it wasn’t a very practical talk about how to actually escape a simulation it was more about a way of restructuring and us-versus-them narrative if we continue on the path we’re going with technology I think we’re in big trouble like as a species and not just as a species but even as me as an individual member of the species so if we could change rhetoric to be more like to think up words like to think about that we’re in a simulation and how we could get out already we’d be on the right path what you actually do once you do that while I assume I would have acquired way more intelligence in the process of doing that so I’ll just ask that so the the thinking upwards what kind of ideas what kind of breakthrough ideas do you think thinking in that way could inspire and what did you say upwards upwards into space are you thinking sort of exploration in all forms the space narrative that held for the modernist generation doesn’t hold as well for the postmodern generation what’s the space narrator we’re talking about the same space the dimensional space like going a little east like building like Elon Musk like we’re gonna build rockets we’re gonna go to Mars we’re gonna colonize the universe and the narrative your friend was born in the Soviet Union you’re referring to the race to space the race to space to explore okay that was a great modernist narrative it doesn’t seem to hold the same weight in today’s culture I’m hoping for good postmodern narratives that replace it so think let’s think so you work a lot with AI so the eyes one formulation of that narrative there could be also I don’t know how much you do in VR and they are yeah that’s another eye I know less about it but every time I play with it and our research is fascinating the virtual world are you are you interested in the virtual world I would like to

move to a virtual reality in terms of your work no I would like to physically move there the apartment I can rent in the cloud is way better than the apartment I can rent in the real world well it’s all relative isn’t it because others will have very nice apartments too so you’ll be inferior in the virtual world that’s not how I view the world right I don’t view the world I mean it’s a very like like almost zero-sum issue a to view the world say like my great apartment isn’t great because my neighbor has one too no my great apartment is great because like look at this dishwasher man yeah you just touch the dish and it’s washed right and that is great in and of itself if I have the only apartment or if everybody had the apartment I don’t care so you have fundamental gratitude you