The problem is obvious: Information is by its nature immaterial. It is measured in bits, not kilograms or joules.
None of these avatars possess any inherent intelligence whatsoever. Every human instinct therein is an extension of a game developer’s forethought.
Donald Hoffman says that even the Big Bang must be understood in a universe where consciousness is fundamental.
The evidence seems pretty light, at least compared to what we normally expect for a design inference.