Thanks for the question! According to this theory, there is no particular first simulation. The whole network of Universes simulating each other simply exists by default because it can (it is consistent).

In "Why does the world exist", Jim holt mentions Selector Theory by Derek Parfit. Parfit argues that non-existence is a special case, it is more likely that something exists. I extend this to say that a large amount of Realities exist, all of which adhere to he rules of causation, which is only possible if there's a network of simulators simulating each other.

Note that this network exists is a timeless realm. There is order, but not time. So the question "which simulation was first" is meaningless.

It also follows that our Universe is deterministic (all we experience now has, in some sense, already happened). Yet subjectively, we live our lives and make decisions, and from our perspective act out of free will. It's again two sides of the same coin IMO.

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Hackers (1995) fan • “Best Research” Pwnie Awardee • Former degen trader • P(G(F)) = ∀y q(y, G(F))