[Ed. – The danger here is that crazy people with access to core systems could lose touch with reality — affecting their ability to make responsible moral judgments.]
Top bank analysts claim there’s a 50% chance our world is a computer simulation and we’re all plugged into a Matrix-style virtual reality.
And they also reckon if it’s true – then there’s no way we’ll ever find out about it.
The Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch made the astonishing claim in a research note citing comments by top scientists, astrophysicists and philosophers. …
[T]he bank’s analysts… said in a report our world could actually be a simulation created by a future civilisation.
It said: “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. …”