Technologies are reaching high levels, so we can start to create simulations of our own, only matter of time until we won't be able to distinguish between the reality and one created by humankind. But I don't think our life and universe is a simulation. For me it's not a debate but an attempt to understand the truth about this world, and I found it in God, so I personally accept the theory of God being the creator, the way it's described in Abrahamic religions. All my life I was really sceptical about religion and god, but at the same time it turned out to be what I was looking for whole my life. also I first hand do experience presence of Jesus is my life, and I can easily claim that my faith is real. You might not like it, it actually might not be true. But if so and we do live in a simulation, it(probably) changes very little, if some creatures could create a simulations inhabitants of which do have some kind of intelligence of their own, I think we are limited to levels which wouldn't allow us to break free out of it. Ofc we may be just a University project of some alien or cattlebase for them or whatever. Even so, it's possible to live free happy and in harmony, experience love success, unique good experiences in our reality. Btw before coming to religion I was also very interested in matrix simulations etc, starting from the movie itself ending up with articles in darknet like these gist.github.com/Sebb767/85c73089d646e1bf..
. Imo it's a good attempt to model the reality, but it's not the most accurate one.btw movie itself is in a way about faith and belief I kept on of with my life for couple of years, without coming back to these kind of question, and it wasn't that good tbh. Many hard decisions, uncertainty, feeling of missing something in life, but the worst part was that from the side it was a very good and successful life a had high paying job, I actually liked, beautiful gf,I didn't have any health problems, more or less good social relations, but even grinding cs in basement 24/7 trying to get some highlight felt much more fulfilling than the life I had. Everything changed when I let Jesus in my life, but I guess that's whole another story.