You most definitely need to connect with Giulio Prisco. He thinks along similar lines though he puts a Mormon spin on the whole thing which is very strange. Of course, he is a very strange man so it fits. He is also a very, very smart man. That does not mean he knows what he is talking about, or that he makes any sense, it does mean he should not be dismissed out of hand and is usually worth reading.
Search his name for some of his Medium stuff. I think you will enjoy. Thanks for reading and commenting on my writings. I have been thinking about revisiting my Church of Simulationalism world, but have not quite figured exactly how I want to get there. If you haven’t seen them already these are probably my favorites.