The idea that humans live in a reality controlled by external bodies, whether computers or otherwise, has been around for a while. This has been a question explored by philosophers and even physicists over the centuries. The philosopher Nick Bostrom drew the same conclusion in 2003.
But is this just paranoia? The claims carry more than a passing resemblance to science fiction movies, such as „The Matrix’ and „2001: A Space Odyssey”, but are Musk and Bostrom voicing valid causes for concern?

Mark Robert Anderson
Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Living in a Computer Simulation — Here’s the Science