Elon Musk Is Dating Grimes?

Page Six has come by means of with what I might conservatively name probably the most unbelievable improvement within the historical past of each music and industrial innovation: Grimes is outwardly courting Elon Musk, and the 2 will seem collectively at tonight’s Met Gala.

According to the report, the 2 linked after Elon Musk was planning on tweeting an obscure sci-fi joke earlier than Googling it and discovering out that Grimes had already completed so three years in the past. I actually don’t perceive what any of this implies—I couldn’t date both Grimes or Elon Musk, for higher or worse—so I’m simply going to breed the whole part right here:

A supply tells us the pair met round a month in the past on-line, in fact, by means of a joke Musk had deliberate to tweet, however found Grimes had already made, coping with the problems of synthetic intelligence.

Thought experiment Roko’s Basilisk considers the speculation of a future the place AI lords over the world and will punish those that didn’t assist it into existence. His joke was to merge this thought experiment with a pun utilizing “Rococo,” referring to the ornate French 18th Century Baroque model, maybe declaring that each ideas are complicated, too excessive and ridiculous.

And whereas this takes some explaining, arty performer Grimes was already in on the identical joke — three years forward of Musk.

In 2015, she created a personality named “Rococo Basilisk” for a video of her music “Flesh Without Blood.” “I don’t know if you’ve heard of Roko’s Basilisk,” she informed Fuse. “[This character] is doomed to be eternally tortured by an artificial intelligence, but she’s also kind of like Marie Antoinette.”

“Elon was researching the idea of joking about Rococo Basilisk, and when he saw Grimes had already joked about it, he reached out to her,” says the insider. “Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke. They were both poking fun at AI.”

Page Six notes that the next tweet from Musk is a tease of the upcoming reveal of his and Grimes’ relationship:

Best of luck to the brand new couple. Mars seems like an amazing thought now, come to think about it.

This article initially appeared on Spin.

UPDATE: Here is an image of the brand new couple at tonight’s Met Gala.

CREDIT: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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