I have believed this as possibility since I was 13 or so… seriously. I thought of it while lying on my couch one day, and the next day I told my best friend about it. He thought I was nuts and I explained, in detail, to him that there’d be no way we could disprove it. “Whatever. You’re crazy.” was all he said.
A few years later, The Matrix came out. He called me the day after and said “Whoa, Dude, there’s movie you should watch… blah blah blah.” I saw it and called him back. “Dude, this is the same exact story I told you a few years ago… don’t you remember? You thought I was crazy.”
Then later on I learned about the Thirteenth Floor, and the Brainspider Monks of Star Wars, and Descartes “I think therefore I am”, and Lao Tzu’s “am I a butterfly dreaming I’m a man…?” and proper philosophy and all that… and after all that he still doesn’t believe me.
Skeptics have it hard Or do we?