"There's a billion to one chance we're living in base reality," Elon Musk said tonight on stage at Recode's Code Conference, meaning that one of the most influential and powerful figures in tech thinks that it's overwhelmingly likely we're just characters living inside a simulation."
Even if this sounds bizarre there are actually scientifical theories and researchers that believes the same thing. There are scientists of all religions and beliefs.
The mapping of physical reductionism of biology to consciousness hasn't yet been able to persuade people intuitions yet. Neuroquantological theories of consciousness also makes it possible to define consciousness in a immaterial way using quantum phenomena which does not follow the rules of determinism.