In the Christian Bible we're told that not everyone is called by God to be part of His Kingdom. Instead, the Holy Spirit, 1/3 of the Godhead, calls a man or woman and then it's up to each of us whether we heed the call. This leads to a process that Jesus Christ called being "reborn," or "rebirth."
We're also told in the Bible that those of us who are called are listed in a book commonly referred to as the Lamb's Book of Life. According to God's Word, our names were written into this book before a single plank was laid in this world. We're also told that unless our names are in this, there is no going home to God.
So, with all of this in mind, I have to conclude that those who heed the call of the Holy Spirit by allowing Him into their hearts and minds are living, breathing beings while those who do not heed the call, especially those not listed in the Lamb's Book of Life from the beginning of this time, are not true, honest-to-goodness living beings. This would, in my mind, make them sort of an artificial intelligence (AI).
What this boils down to is that those who are not reborn are really not part of the program here and those who are in that book are. If those who are not reborn are truly AIs, then perhaps all of this--reality itself--is generated by a form of computer technology the likes that we at this level can only imagine.
Quantum physics appears to support this possibility. To do research on this issue, go to Google Search and use the following terms in a search: "Quantum Hologram" and begin reading from there. When you are done, email me and let me know what YOU think. Send your email to email@example.com!