If it is a simulation, then whoever or whatever is simulating it is literally just spying on you. If it weren’t so, they would have told you about themselves or appeared when you sought them. If they never appear or reveal themselves to you, they’re just spying so don’t expect them to be friendly. The whole idea of the world as a simulation is the premise of the Matrix. If it is a simulation and they are not spying on you, then maybe they are just predicting the future, scrying to see what will happen, and everything up to this point has not yet happened, but the outside world is in the past, while here in the present, we are in the future relative to the real world. At the same time, the real world could be eons in the future, simulating history to learn more about all the fine details of what really happened.