There is a conscious being (the IUOC) that played Uncle Fred when he lived on earth. Assuming that someone is able to contact deceased Uncle Fred on demand, the question I raise is not whether the phenomenal manifestation (visual, auditory, etc.) is itself Uncle Fred but whether there is a consciousness behind the manifestation and whether that consciousness is the same individuated consciousness that played Uncle Fred on earth.
"We are more than our physical bodies" is a phrase that appears in numerous models spanning back hundreds of years. What does it mean when it is said we are more than our physical bodies?
According to my understanding of MBT and other models it means we are not
who we think we are. So if Uncle Fred is not who he thinks he is then what is he?: He is a consciousness subset of AUM (IUOC) getting information from a experiential digital data stream. But wait, he is also a conscious sentient being playing the digital avatar of its creation in a VR PMR NPMR experiential data stream. He is also a conscious digital avatar making choices in a VR rule set called earth all the while not knowing it is all of these things.
So how does it work to give a name to the sentient being playing Uncle Fred. How about Cleese. I can name the IUOC Kumara. So Uncle Fred is a digital character created and played by Cleese. When Cleese stops playing Uncle Fred that life experience becomes a memory to him. That life experience also changes the entropy and QoC of Cleese.
So, when the VR PMR digital avatar named Uncle Fred dies, its life experience remains as a experiential sense data stream in the actualized past data base for review and play. The FWAU continues to live (getting the life stream of the IUOC) and retains the personality and memories of Uncle Fred as a VR NPMR digital avatar getting a experiential sense NPMR data stream. During the realization phase of the transition, the FWAU named Uncle Fred dies and all aspects of his life experience in PMR and the transitional NPMR remain along with the memories for review and future play.
Cleese goes on to review his life experience as Uncle Fred. Kumara (or another consciousness subset) can play Uncle Fred in a future data stream involving a loving niece in need of rescue or in a data stream involving a distraught wife in need of closure.