You’ve seen The Matrix, right? It’s a 1999 sci-fi blockbuster in which the hero learns his entire world is a computer simulation, and he fights with his new buddies to escape the Evil Controlling MachinesTM. What if I told you that you’re facing a similar situation, right now? That’s rhetorical, I know the answer: Most readers won’t believe, or care, or even care to think too hard about what that might even mean. A (very) few will think “Oh yeah, I’ve heard this one, the Matrix is a metaphor for social control…”, or (at a stretch) something about “Roko’s Basilisk“.