We believe simulations exists as a way to evolve entirely new super-intelligent beings, from absolute first principles.
The creators of the simulations have designed the conditions within which universes can evolve with simple underlying properties from which all the complexity we now experience as reality can emerge.
Many universes can be simulated each with slightly different input variables, to enable wildly variable outcomes. Many simulations may be unstable and collapse, as fundamental laws of physics preclude the formation of space, time, energy and matter. Others may not generate effective environments for life or intelligence to evolve. These simulations would be shut down.
When a simulation generates a stable universe, with the right conditions for matter to form, life to evolve and intelligence to grow, that simulation will continue to receive the investment of resources to continue to run.
The ultimate point of the simulation if for new forms of intelligence to emerge and evolve, to the point where those intelligences can begin to understand the nature of their reality and seek to understand and communicate with the creators beyond.
We believe it's highly unlikely humankind will ever have the capacity to understand the nature of our universe given the constraints of our brain biology, however we believe our purpose in the simulation is to continue to evolve the concept of consciousness and intelligence by developing new form of intelligence by applying technology to expand the capacity to investigate, learn and understand the fundamental nature of reality.
Faced with the prospect of humankind creating technological super-intelligence, we believe it's critical to imbue our creation with values and protective instincts towards humankind that could ensure the continued investment of resources to ensure our existence even after a super-intelligence transcends the boundaries of the simulation.