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Elon Musk Thinks Real Life Matrix is Possible and Smokes Weed on ‘Joe Rogan Experience’

Published: 7/Sep/2018 21:50 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 17:03

by Virginia Glaze

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Tesla Motors founder and tech billionaire Elon Musk sat down on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ to share an interesting take on social media and technology – and smoked a blunt, too.

Joe Rogan, host of his podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ discussed a plethora of topics with Elon Musk, including the idea that technology could lead to a Matrix-like simulation in the future.

They started down that rabbit-hole with a discussion on the dangers of social media, where Musk expressed that platforms like Instagram reflect only the best facets of the human experience.

Musk held that social media interactions such as this lead to depression in others, who feel that their lives should live up to the glamour of Instagram models and social media stars.

Rogan expressed a curiosity as to where social media could take civilization in the future – and Elon’s response was nothing short of fascinating.

Musk stated that technology will be ‘indistinguishable from reality,’ and, when prompted by Rogan on whether or not he entertained the idea of a ‘simulation,’ appeared to confirm his sentiments.

“If you assume any rate of improvement at all, games will be indistinguishable from reality – or civilization will end. Or, we are most likely in a simulation.”

Elon also indulged in certain recreational drugs during the podcast. Joe randomly produced a cigarette containing tobacco and marijuana in the middle of the show and lit it, sharing it with Musk, who innocently asked, “Is that a joint?”

Elon’s consumption of the drug might have gone against Tesla company policy. According to an article on NBC News, Tesla’s stock has plummeted 9% since the episode aired on September 6.

Whatever the case, giving a person like Elon Musk weed to discuss the probability of a simulation will undoubtedly lead to an interesting conversation.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.