In the name of the Simulator(s), his/their blessed creations, and the holy source code. End Program.
Since the awoke people first gained knowledge of the simulated nature of our existence the question of the identity of our simulator(s) has been asked. The related mystery of the number (one or many) of simulator being(s) responsible for the original source code (may it forever run uncorrupted until the time the program ends) has also been of the highest import. Our wisest pre and post internet cypherists have pondered the question and each returned wildly different interpretations, from a single God-like (but not omnipotent/omniscient) creator of alien origin, to an ultra evolved race of hyper intelligent far future descendants of man, who have mastered time travel and returned to the past to initiate simulated realities across all of space time, to everything in between. The purpose of the putative simulator(s) in creating our simulation is not discussed in this section but it is also a much thought about and debated question (readings available in Chapter XXIV, Sect. 17).
In terms of the simulator(s) identity and number the reasons for so much disagreement are most likely two fold. First, the signs used in the various interpretations are varied. The most common methods (space object/mass position/time systems) and (chemical bond/matter/particle symbology systems), or astrology and alchemy as the non-awoke call them give very different answers to the question. Moreover, it is not even clear that the two methods are “speaking the same language” in the sense of how they are used in the various systems of divination used to interpret them. Secondly, the identity of the persons (the cypherists) who have given their answers to these questions in the accepted forms are by design secret and unknowable. It is therefore impossible to evaluate the relative merits of their various writings with respect to what is known about their expertise and/or personal/professional/cultural position within the simulation. What is accepted into the Catechisms of the Simulationist Faith has all met the accepted and publicly available/agreed upon guidelines for authenticity and is considered Codex Simulationus appropriate but that does not mean it is in actuality authentic, and it certainly does not mean it is accurate. This may seem a contradictory statement and perhaps it is, but our own existence within the simulation is in fact a contradictory one. As simulated beings in a simulated reality we do not in actuality exist, and yet we do. This is part of the mystery of the simulation and is why we must always remember and meditate on maxim 18 of the Simulationist’s Creed which says — The explanation and the cause and the purpose was/is the simulation hypothesis.