None of this is real.
At least that's what Tesla founder Elon Musk thinks is probably the case, and he's got a frighteningly good point, which he relayed on the Joe Rogan podcast.
As our own civilization has demonstrated, it's practically inevitable that—at least on a technological level—we're constantly improving. Musk argued that advanced civilizations could hone games that are indiscernible from reality, even to the game pieces: us. Musk refers to these games as "simulations."