Ask a fan of the Simulation Argument to explain it to you, they’ll huff and say “It’s not like The Matrix,” and then explain that their worldview is basically like the plot of the hit 1999 film The Matrix, in which our reality is actually a high-fidelity computer simulation. There are crucial differences, and not just because we can’t all download kung-fu expertise: the simulation argument doesn’t assume that there are physical humans in vats, just that human experiences might be the result of software, not reality.[1]