That's right, scientists are currently running tests to determine if we really are just living in a real-life Matrix world. They are basically looking for underlying patterns, which would enable them to work out if we're existing in a computer created universe, created many years in the future. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Physicists are looking at constraints imposed on simulations by limited resources that could show signs that we're just players in a Matrix-style film plot. While it will take many years to reach the computational power to give a real glimpse of whether we are living in a simulation, the scientists contend, even looking at the tiny portion of the universe that we can currently accurately model, it may be possible to detect 'signatures' of constraints on physical processes that could point to a simulation.