To be and not to simulate, that’s the question. “Sorry, I’m late, the bridge was open… No, it was not. Not really. Only in my imagination. How am I doing so far?” As long as we can ask ourselves whether we live in some sort of simulation, then we’re probably not. Global Warming is real. Wildfires burning down your house, and not your neighbor’s, that is real. Facebook IS the Matrix, splitting people in physical beings of minor importance (not uploadable, they might as well be stored away, some did already voluntarily) and their mental identities, which constitutes the more interesting, uploadable component, permanently on-line for commercial purposes. The rest is just speculating.