Thanks for reading and the comments. The great irony is that scientists (theoretically at least) are trained to think critically, and yet we are often the first to forget our training when an idea comes along that we happen to fancy.
And the simulation hypothesis is one of my favorite topics. Search my name and simulation hypothesis and have at it. I must have published close to a hundred articles or comments on various aspects of SH, mostly academic but some semi-fictional accounts as well. A couple of my favorites to get you started are linked below. Plenty more where those came from. Enjoy and would be curious to read your comments.