It kind of bugs me that people like these geniuses keep saying the we live in the matrix, but what I really think they mean is that we live in a simulation. When they say these things, and acting all profound, you expect them to get the basic constructs right! Matrix = real universe, but with a big Mofo electrode sticking in your spinal cord fooling your real brain. Simulation = simulated universe, simulated brain, ghosts all the way down. And I didn't read the article - i just wanted to sound like I knew what I was talking about.