"Memory" and Artificial Intelligence in later works. In The Golden Age, John C. Wright imagines AIs that include conscious fictions and a character who is distraught to learn that she is not who she thinks she is. She is merely a mental copy of a woman who committed suicide.
I want to focus on the idea of conscious fictional characters who think that they are real. This happens in some of Anderson's later novels. Let's also stay with the theme of James Bond whom we have mentioned recently. Could an AI "emulation" comprise a detailed dramatization of the James Bond series incorporating self-conscious programs mistakenly believing that they really are Bond and the other characters?
Some editing would be necessary because the texts are inconsistent. See here. If Bond bought his car in 1933 and was, e.g., twenty in that year, then he was fifty when he was briefly married in 1963 and should therefore have been retired from the 00 Section ten years previously according to yet another of the novels. But his brief marriage was in 1961 because it was two years after Thunderball which, according to internal evidence, was set in 1959. And Bond cannot both have been active in the Secret Service before the War and yet have joined the Navy, and thus also Intelligence, only during the War - and then only by lying about his age. That is also inconsistent with buying a car in 1933 - and with being born about 1913!
So I propose two Bond "emulations" - I ignore the films and the post-Fleming novels -, one based on Bond's biography according to Casino Royale, the other based on his biography according to the Times Obituary written by M in You Only Live Twice.
Is it really possible that such "emulations" will be created?