Elon Musk warns the end of the simulation we live in is ‘coming soon’ in bizarre Twitter conversation with creators of cult TV show Rick and Morty

Elon Musk warns the end of the simulation we live in is ‘coming soon’ in bizarre Twitter conversation with creators of cult TV show Rick and Morty

Elon Musk has shared yet another forecast on the future of humanity and artificial intelligence – this time in a comically bizarre exchange with the writers of Rick and Morty. The first use of the term 'singularity' refer to technological minds was by mathematician John von Neumann in the mid-1950s. The term was then used by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge who believes brain-computer interfaces are causes of the singularity. Ray Kurzweil cited von Neumann's use of the term in a foreword to von Neumann's classic The Computer and the Brain. ‘Final episode was disgustingly good,’ Musk tweeted at the Rick and Morty Twitter account following the season three finale. ‘The singularity for this level of the simulation is coming soon,’ Musk responded. While it’s unclear exactly who took the reins on their end of the conversation, the Rick and Morty account continued to run with the conversation. ‘I’ll get you a key for next life’s beta so you can get a head start like last time,’ the writers tweeted in response to Musk.

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Elon Musk has shared yet another forecast on the future of humanity and artificial intelligence – this time in a comically bizarre exchange with the writers of Rick and Morty.

On Twitter, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO mused that humans will soon hit a technological turning point known as the singularity.

The comments come in response to the show’s season three finale, which has sparked an unusual conversation between the tech boss and its creators, addressing everything from our ‘simulated’ reality to party plans for ‘next life’s beta.’

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Elon Musk has shared yet another forecast on the future of humanity and artificial intelligence ¿ this time in a comically bizarre exchange with the writers of Rick and Morty. A still from the show is pictured
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Elon Musk has shared yet another forecast on the future of humanity and artificial intelligence – this time in a comically bizarre exchange with the writers of Rick and Morty. A still from the show is pictured

Technological singularity is the development of ‘superintelligence’ brought about through the use of technology.

The first use of the term ‘singularity’ refer to technological minds was by mathematician John von Neumann in the mid-1950s.

He said: ‘ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue.’

The term was then used by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge who believes brain-computer interfaces are causes of the singularity.

Ray Kurzweil cited von Neumann’s use of the term in a foreword to von Neumann’s classic The Computer and the Brain.

After Musk revealed this summer that he and his sons love the show, albeit ‘kinda disgusting,’ the writers responded with a promise to take things even further by the end of the season, vowing to leave ‘the whole Musk family fully disgusted.’

Now, season three has ended, and with the finale has come a hilarious follow-up from the tech boss to the official Rick and Morty Twitter account, spurring an exchange that quickly escalates to a discussion on the singularity.

‘Final episode was disgustingly good,’ Musk tweeted at the Rick and Morty Twitter account following the season three finale.

To this, the writers responded:

‘Thanks, E. Just riding this out until the singularity hits, you know?’

The singularity is a proposed step in the future of humanity at…

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