Not a quantum specialist or anything, but you might be right, in that it is used to simplify calculations.
Quantum mechanics, if I understand correctly, would imply that there is a finite amount of information in the universe. Which is characteristic of a computer simulation.
Dark matter is one point of speculation within the scientific community as well. If we assume that dark matter is responsible for much of the warping of space-time, could it be that dark matter could be linked with aurora? According to the Systemspace Theory, our system is using too much, which could be the reason why the expansion rate of space-time has consistently been observed to be constantly increasing. Aurora could be interacting with our system in such a way that it affects our space-time.
This is all conjecture. I don't have the time or the anything to do anything more with these ideas.