Well that’s one theory anyway and one that’s kinda held by Elon Musk.

Elon Musk can be literally described as “a man of many hats.” The billionaire is the co-founder of PayPal and founder of private space flight SpaceX. He’s also the CEO of Tesla, the electronic cars manufacturer, as well as being behind the recently tested futuristic transport concept Hyperloop.

When he’s not thinking about high-speed transit system, electric cars or about taking human beings to Mars, the South African-born Canadian-American business magnate is known for his sharp views on the dangers of AI research, his desire to colonize another planet and the need for blue-sky thinking in technological matters.

It’s therefore not surprising that when being interviewed at the recently held ReCode Conference in California, Musk came up with a rather startling revelation: we’re all in a simulation. In other words, Musk believes that life could be some sort of a video game that’s played by a highly advanced civilization.

Apparently, it’s a topic that Musk has been pondering about more than just a couple of times.

“I’ve been involved in so many simulation discussions and I think it’s crazy. My brother and I finally came to an agreement that it’s an issue that we wouldn’t discuss in a hot tub,” he says.

This discussion came about at the conference when he was asked about his views on the importance of advanced video games to the human existence. Without much thinking Musk was quick with his answer:

“There’s a one in billions chance that human beings are in base reality of advanced simulation.”

So there you have it, perhaps that’s why he wants to die on Mars or as its ultimate colonizer.