We take the question of whether we're living in a simulation much more seriously than we did 20 years ago. We're much more attuned to the allegory for the trans experience that The Matrix might well have been.
- River Donaghey - An associate editor at Vice, where he published the piece "Give Keanu Reeves Some Space, Everybody"
- David Sims - A staff writer at The Atlantic and the cohost of the podcast Blank Check with Griffin and David
- Emily VanDerWerff - The critic at large for Vox, where she published "How The Matrix universalized a trans experience -- and helped me accept my own"
- Rizwan Virk - Executive director of Play Labs at M.I.T.; his new book is The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics, and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are in a Video Game
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on June 19, 2019.