Wasn't this answered a while back, obviously didnt read the entire thread but I thought someone summed it up succinctly earlier.
Basically for the thought to be had something has to be thinking it. Regardless of form or data. Some would say the mistake is the use of I as in myself and my ego.
But id say thinking you are you is enough, even if you are not you but part of someone or something elses you. You are still you, so some part of you exists in the you-ness.