Imagine yourself awakening in the middle of the absolute void without knowing who you are or what you are.

The only thing that is certain - is your self-awareness of one’s existence (“I think therefore I am”). Suddenly you realize that you can alter the void and create something out of nothing only by your will. You create something that you call earth and water, light and darkness, etc… Still, that doesn’t add to understanding who or what you are. Then you figure you can create creatures and put part of your consciousness into them to observe them and reflect on yourself that way. And eventually, understand who/what you are…

Wouldn’t it be a perfect way to ensure artificial general intelligence won’t eliminate its creators upon becoming a super-AI? To put it into a quantum simulated environment where it can evolve and be observed to bear fruit?