Like the film “the Matrix”, are we living in a simulation? Is reality virtual? Elon Musk says “We’re most likely in a simulation”, I think he puts it at a billion to 1 that we’re not, we might create simulation from simulation. I don’t think it makes a difference, we exist and have always wondered about our source.
Has AI created a simulation to understand us? We created AI. The substantial question is what’s the origin of the perceived universe? Our consciousness exists in simulation or base reality. We have always wondered about the source of our perceived universe, God? Simulation only adds fascination, we are created by another intelligence. The question of God remains fundamental, what intelligence? And who or what created base reality? There must be an actual.
Simulation theory is like Monist theory, everything is mind. Simulation kind of agrees that there is only consciousness, nothing is real. Both theories, monist and simulation, agree that there is no material world. We are arriving at the same conclusion via different theories, everything is mind. Consciousness is the base reality. It might help us manipulate our perceived universe if we prove everything is mind.