Of course, this exercise only works if our robotic overseers built their simulation the same way we would. Then again, they would, wouldn't they? After all, we created the robots in our image, and the robots created The Program. Possibly. If our sentient robotic conquerers built their Matrix differently than Beane and company predict, or at a vastly smaller scale, we still won't see the simulation around us, and we'll continue to go on about our insignificant simulated lives blissfully unaware.