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    P.S.  I'm not really sure that consciousness even exists and if it does it might be nothing more than a reaction to mental events that have already happened.
    That's closer to where I stand.  I think consciousness exists, but that our understanding of it is colored by vanity.  

    I'm a relativist, so on the one hand, I'm quite content to say that I and all my thoughts and ideas exist and are real, and then to say that you and your thought and also all thoughts that might be generated by a simulated consciousness are real too... but from a different point of view that I'm not privy to.  

    There doesn't seem to be an agreed -to universal definition of consciousness or artificial consciousness.  It seems to be used to mean "kinda like how a human thinks, sort of."  Anything more specific gets shot down in short order as not being adequate to describe our own consciousness in some specific way.

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