Patrick putting that initial AI guy (deity) in there to set stuff up in not required, in my opinion.
The initial AI guy was not meant to represent deity so much as the pattern for the creation of more AI guys to populate the construct
the AI guy doesnt know he is just digital information (data).
he doesnt know he is living in a simulated digital virtual reality experiment (more data)
he doesnt know he is interacting with other digital copies of himself (also data)
and he doesnt know he was created by other units of digital information (data creates data)
He sounds like hes in the same boat as me.
this is rediculous, LOL