Superdeterminism and the simulation idea are both hypotheses that are currently unfalsifiable, not mutually exclusive, nor mutually reinforcing. Testing either will at bare minimum require particle colliders that run at higher energies than the LHC, but even then, I’m not sure it’ll ever be possible to know for certain.
I think The Matrix kinda ruined the simulation interpretation in popular culture. It's really weird, like imagine intubating cows because you wanted to harvest their warmth. The physics and chemistry of it don't make sense. Surely we (or sentient AI in the future) could design a chemical engine more efficient than a cow or human. Or use alternate energy sources entirely. Whatever.
Anyway, if this is all simulation, one way that’d be possible is if our three spatial dimensions were embedded inside of a higher-dimensional universe, where presumably the higher-dimensional beings live, who kicked off the simulation.
LOL yeah, I noticed the video had 700k views and was wondering if there’s really an audience for this. That’s where the “dead relatives, give us money” joke comes from in another comment of mine on this post. Although it's firmly rooted in accepted physics, much of it probably sounds like hippy babble. To be fair, both are attempts at metaphysics. And yeah, if I didn’t have a physics background, I'm not sure how much I would get out of the PBS Space Time channel.
I probably need Devac to vet and/or refute the first paragraph, especially. If he wants to, of course. We need to import even more physicists around here, what's the exchange rate?