Perhaps you should start a new thread, if you really want to discuss the mind-body problem, or abiogenesis, etc.. This is a thread primarily about knowledge, and a thought experiment that helps elucidate questions of knowledge. To get back on-topic: This is illustrative of the brain in a vat gedanken. Within a simulated world, you would be just as certain, as you seem to be here, that the simulated brain is necessarily causative of the subjective thoughts and identity. But if the you are a brain in a vat, the simulated brain and its simulated electrical emission have zero to do with your actual brain (which very well could be the total repository of all your thoughts and identity). IOW, correlated data is not knowledge of cause. You can correlated your mind to that simulated brain all you like, but this simply does not constitute causative knowledge. Correlation does not imply causation.