Can a personality construct in a virtual world apply a Turing test to itself?
In Neuromancer, William Gibson plays around with the idea of personality constructs. Dixie is a hacker who died, but his "personality" was recorded to a ROM. Within the matrix, you can interact with Dixie, and in fact, Dixie won't know he's a personality construct until you tell him.
Another thing that happens in the book is that Case flatlines. When he flatlines, time slows to a crawl, and he proceeds to "live" within the matrix at a more fundamental level.
My question is, is there some test that Case and Dixie can apply to themselves that will help each of them to figure out who is the real human?
Of course, this question is kind of meaningless at this point. It assumes that we'll someday be able to create personality constructs, but that they won't be the same as "the real thing."
Nonetheless, the deeper question remains. Is there a test that a human and an AI can apply to themselves that would lead the human to classify himself as a human and the AI to classify itself as an AI? Can the AI create the test itself?