As reported by Ted Friend in The New Yorker, the “simulation hypothesis” is a rising belief amongst some tech elites: “Many people in Silicon Valley have become obsessed with the simulation hypothesis, the argument that what we experience as reality is in fact fabricated in a computer.”
As I state in my book Babylon Resurrected, there is evidence to suggest mankind lives in “a virtual domain, transcended by a non-physical reality… Is reality but a persistent illusion? Do we exist within a virtual environment?”
The subatomic nature of reality remains quite the mystery and the discovery of “non-locality” (the fact that “dividing” reality has a limitation) is one indication that we live in a hologram (hologram is a Greek term that translates to “whole message”). The term hologram used in this scenario is an abstract description and the theory of a holographic universe implies that reality is more like an image or a software program rather than a piece of hardware or something that is solid.
We can only wait and see what the future brings!