Bunny experiment is all about cloning
Had a bit of a way out idea while answering trinity’s questions, what if the reason 2 bunnies appeared in the Orchid video was because they were doing it on purpose.
If you can timetravel someone/something and bring them back to earlier than when they left, you would have 2 right? Do this over and over again and you have a cloned army. Pick the best soldiers and clone them. BUT what if when you bring them together it all goes wrong? Miles’s abilities tell us that even when dead, people’s consciousnesses are ‘around’, what would happen if you brought two identical people, or bunnies together? Would the merge of consciousnesses be too much and they brain anuerism? Could that be the purpose of the experiments in the Swan, how can we bring a cloned pair together safely? You wouldn’t want that on tape, especially if it wasn’t working yet? They knew the bunnies would brain explode and that isn’t such a good PR exercise. The experiment wasn’t a mistake, the timing of it during filming was.
This can also explain how if the 2 Lockes are from different timelines, how the consciousness/memories from the dead one can merge into the mind of the other. Our consciousness reaches out further than just out physical bodies.