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.