No, you believe the mind can be uploaded into a virtual reality sim in a computer. Totally different. Totally.
This is a technological and biological issue, not a theological one, and it is derived from exponential info technologies that are being developed right NOW. Its the mathematical progression of info processing power that leads to the conclusion that the brain can be quantified, and that an understanding can be achieved and utilized from our own ends.
Coincidentally, even since I posted regularly on this thread, lots of developments have been made in these areas, and Kurzweil will have a new book out examining how the brain (and mind) can be created artificially.
Proof the memories are physical, not conceptual:
These are the people who will make it happen, not the naysayers:
Whether or not the Singularity happens, I am 100% certain brain uploading is a likelihood.