You wrote a good post regarding the VRs. The problem here is not that I don't understand how VR works (even though your post is useful for others), but that your model is more limited than Tom's (the one I follow).
The difference is in what you post as follows:
If an IUOC experiences itself in PMR as Joe Scientist who develops what he thinks is an artificial consciousness, then Joe Scientist is the virtual self of that IUOC. The IUOC thinks and sees himself as Joe S. as doing, participating in the creation of a new consciousness, so he thinks. But the IUOCs exist within CS itself, not in the VR. So if the shell that represents an adequate 'host' for a consciousness is produced within the VR, then a real consciousness, an IUOC, from CS steps into the picture and is hooked up from TBC via the RWW to function as the mind, the experiencer, of that virtual self. Yes I have said this numerous times and it is not my invention, but rather Tom's. Think it through one more time and see if I got the words right for you this time around.
Yes, both the mind in CS and the container in the VR are both just data. But the mind in CS is and functions as the memory and functional code of the mind or IUOC. The data in the VR as passed from TBC just represents the experience of the IUOC as it experiences the VR packet. It does not think and is not conscious as the IUOC does think and is conscious.
In the beginning of this quote you assume it is necessary for some IUOC to jump to manage that artificial consciousness. If you re-read the development of an AI guy in the trilogy you will see that it is possible to originate that new Consciousness by the PMR creation. There is nothing "brought". The brought is just in your model, not in Tom's. There is no real space. It is all virtual concepts in Consciousness Domain. Tom also talks in the book that for some people it is difficult to grasp the concept that "a soul" can originate from an AI creation in PMR or in actually some VR. He mentions that AI guy is as artificial as we are. We may have different origins but both us and the AI guy might end up evolving towards love, and in the process change its entropy and configuration.
Here is the difference, where I think Tom's model in this aspect makes more sense than yours. Tom mentioned something like the relativity theory generalized to realities with something like "there is no fundamental reality frame". This concept applies to this analysis.
Do you understand that it is not necessary to call "IUOC John Doe" to come in to take care of robot "Johny" aka AIJ?
If you think that we can be considered as androids (since we are digital systems), you may let your ego accept this.
Do you understand that what you consider not possible, it is considered possible by Tom and also myself?