That is the question now isn’t is? Am I or are you for real, or are we simulations living in a simulated universe. I think you are interested in learning more about where all this comes from, and I am willing to bet it is far from over your head. The fact that you took the time to read and comment tells me you get it or the gist of it. You just need to start at the beginning not jump in way down here near the end where this post is at. Take a look at Nick Bostrom’s paper which kicked this whole thing.
Are You Living in a Simulation?
The original paper that introduced the simulation argument
The conclusions are troubling and yet difficult to refute.
Thanks for reading and commenting no matter how “old” you are. I’m no spring chicken myself by the way.