>>90550044>At least, if you decide to consider them that way. Women and not simulations.
Right, I don't think the show is solidly saying we should see them one way or the other. They literally are simulations but are the simulations good enough to be considered the same as the people they are modeled on?
An interesting detail is that Yorkie never encourages Kelly to join the simulation permanently until after she is part of the simulation.
It is possible that simulated versions have some minor adjustments to make them enjoy it even more and so the dead tend to encourage the living to join them.
Personally, I think conquering death through technology in this way is a decent goal to have. If heaven were a place on Earth, I would go choose to go there. But eventually, the machine will break or the characters will decide to kill themselves. Those are the only two final possibilities.
This ambiguity really elevates the episode to me.