Is life just a simulation?

Every so often, I get the urge to play The Sims, and this is usually followed by a few minutes of existential crisis.

Is life just a simulation?

We, the human race, have created video games that simulate and reflect our own lives. Do the characters in our games know we exist? What’s the ratio of intelligence between us and the characters we create in The Sims? Does the same ratio exist between us and the beings controlling us?

I don’t know, but here’s an entertaining video on the subject.

 
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