In a note to clients out Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there’s a 20%-50% chance that we’re living in the matrix — meaning that the world we experience as “real” is actually just a simulation.
There are lots of mentions of BAML’s latest example of eccentricity everywhere. Here is a short article in Yahoo Finance. I find the comments to the article to be truly entertaining — sarcastic, disdainful, fantastical, angry, pseudo-scientific — an incredible range of responses quite unusual for an article about a bank’s note to clients. One of the comments, for instance, says:
“I prefer bankers providing me with checking services rather than with my philosophical musings.”
“Is that like some kinda preemptive ruse for when they actually rob my account, they’ll now be able to blame the “architect” or a “Smith” did it ? We live in sad times indeed.”
Indeed. Banks’ profits, on the other hand, is a rather impressive simulation, with very real dollar signs all over it.