Is everyone you interact with on day to day basis just a bunch of virtual NPC characters?
I'm asking this because if we plot out the logical progression of humanity, we will reach a stage when we'll all be able to live forever. If you could live to 100, 1000, 1 Million years, wouldn't life just kind of suck? We might choose to erase our memories and move into a simulation just for some entertainment.
I remember watching an episode of Star Trek Voyager called "Death Wish". Q, an immortal humanoid, stated "What if you had nothing left to explore, would you want to live forever under those circumstances?".
In 30 years you will no longer have to work, your life would be filled with an abundance of food and water. If you needed something you could just 3D print it. If you need something done you would have your robots do it.
Space Travel? Been there done that. Learning about the universe? Our ASI would have researched and learned almost everything we wanted to know.
Is it possible you created this world, moved into it, and erased your memory just for some entertainment?
You are possibly reading a post written by an NPC.
With a fast enough computer you could live 1000 simulated years in a second of real life.