Irwin Schrödinger described his Cat Paradox in 1935. You’ve heard the gist described in many ways. In quantum mechanics, if something is possible and something else is possible, it is always possible for the something and something else to exist in superposition
I especially appreciate the way you added consciousness to quantum theory. Please be aware, though, that your reference to Cartesian dualism looks like a big step backwards, for those of us inspired by Non-Dualism. I suggest you explore that next...
Here's the paradigm flip: Instead of being bodies inhabited by spirit, we are spirit temporarily inhabiting bodies. From that standpoint, you could start thinking of consciousness as pervading the universe, perhaps what the ancients called ether.
It was wonderful to see science exploring metaphysics, after all, what you are describing is the exact definition of meta physics. Can we please collapse the meta VR world into a 0 and create a sovereign unity love world?