Are we living in the Matrix?

There is serious science exploring the question of whether we are living in the Matrix, and scientists think they have a way to figure it out.

Interesting side note: Descartes was one of the first to explore this question. ¬†Following shortly on the heels of “I think, therefore I am,” he argued that the world is essentially the way that we experience it through our senses but that our senses can be fooled, and he could not be sure that we are not living in a simulation (described through either the “brain in the vat” or the “evil demon” metaphor).