Well, I am not a physicist, just studied a little of it. I just was stuck to this scenario which came to my mind.
Suppose a man is made totally unconscious using a procedure of general anesthesia, in which only the primary body functions are present without any reflexes, for time T.
We can say that the consciousness is absent, and he is a body the state of which can be identified by the physical laws at any later time. Now the man is locked
inside a chamber in which there is only air so that the man is kept alive without consciousness, and the chamber is sent into outer space with external detachable rockets, so that after some time, the chamber is in the space without any contact with anything with the unconsciousness man and air inside it. All this is done before time T is elapsed.
The question is, how would you describe what happens inside the chamber after time T?
Common sense would suggest that the man would become conscious after time T, and perhaps will get perplexed thinking where he has come.
Whether his next behavior can still be determined depends upon whether there is free will or not.
The thing I want to know is, does the wavefunction which described the state of the unconscious man (a physical body) still describe his state exactly after the time T, when he is supposed to become conscious?
Does it collapse? If it does, what kind of measurement be thought of in a closed chamber?
If the wavefunction is supposed to collapse on the opening of the chamber, does it translate to that the man has become conscious because he was observed?
Properties and their conjugates cannot have certain values simultaneously. Does the properties which give rise to consciousness, have uncertain values till they are observed in this case? Does it mean that the man has some uncertain value of consciousness before the chamber is opened?
Its just for some interest purpose, as I said, I am not an expert. Anyone wants to help me with this?