Before you close this, I'm actually serious. Could somebody, in theory, have conked me out behind a Chiles, cirucular-sawed my brain out, and plugged me up to a machine capable of brain simulation?
The simulator would be responsible for vorating the tables of signal from the "outside world" and feeding into the simulation. The numbers are crunched, computer-style, and output back to the body, itself its own system unnecessary of simulation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please don't close for being to vague!