Hi GG, You are probably still enjoying reading at the moment, but perhaps after, you might like a documentary to watch that covers simulation theory? There is a documentary from a series called 'What we still don't know' it was ground breaking in the early 2000s. Some of the best scientists of our era contributed to the series. Sir Martin Rees Astronomer Royal, prof Leonard Susskind 'physicist', Max Tegmark 'cosmologist', J.Conway 'math', Prof Nick Bostram 'philosopher'and M,Hofmon 'neurobiologist'.
It is called, 'Are We Real' and is one of the four part series. It starts with the basics through to a 'simulation theory' by N,Bostram, covering Fine Tuning, Einstein's Cosmological constant and Cats.
Here is the link, [www.youtube.com
] 'Are We Real' 48.28min