Re: Self-awareness vs. automatons; iceberg of consciousness; Greg Egan

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 23:35:58 MDT

Plunge wrote:

> Forget where I saw this SF plot idea: Some people are discovered not to be
> self-aware. Of course, they act just like normal people, but in reality are
> just "zombies". Although this is not a new idea (especially to Extropians),
> it is very interesting, and scary.

Don't be afraid. When you push past the illusion of self and see that you are
just a place where the bed sheet of the Universe has been crumpled enough to
stick out, fear has no meaning. And, yes, we do act just like normal people,
which is the whole point.


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