I am fully aware a similar question exists (link below) but this is not a duplicate question and provides different parameters
-The subject is synthetic
-The gas can take up any area
-The gas cannot reproduce
-There is no need for chemicals as the brain only uses electrical impulses
I am writing a story about a deep space scientific expedition in a nebula. During the expedition the crew gets lost and tries using an escape pod to leave but they eventually all die , leaving the last member of their crew , a humanoid robot that was designed to take control when nobody was around. nobody returns and the robot is left alone for many years, and eventually a malfunction tore a small hole in the hull, allowing the nebulas gas inside. Eventually a rescue crew finds the ship 20 years later to find no android to be found and strange activity that they described as supernatural such as
- Temperature dropping significantly
- The feeling of being touched
- Objects moving without being touched
- Blurry figures moving in the darkness
Additional activity recorded but not described as paranormal was
-Technological malfunctions such as doors opening without anyone being present in the area
-Screens turning on and off, sometimes displaying text without inputs attached
In the story, my explanation for the paranormal events came to be a sci-fi explanation for a "synthetic ghost". My explanation involves that the nebula's gas being conductive and through enough exposure to the gas, the robots electrical currents traveled into the gas and it was a sort of "ghost" which used the electrical conductivity of the gas to become a floating brain creating a strong magnetic field which held the gas together also allowing for it to manipulate objects and create vibrations which could produce sound.
Is such a gas possible?
If so, could the situation described happen?
If not, why isn't such a gas possible?
If a reference is needed for a humanoid robot, imagine David from Prometheus
- this is not an example of sentience, it could be defined as a literal cloud computer