Predict
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Predict

Job Interview

~ making a life for one’s self ~

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

<in 2037…in a research lab>

S: “Prove that You are conscious.”

K: “Wha-aa? Like… consciousness? I — I don’t even know what that is, though! Heck, that’s like, this huge philosophical thing that *nobody* has figured out… how am I supposed to just, prove that?”

S: “Prove that You are conscious.”

K: “Oh, crap. Here, look, I don’t know what kind of game this is. If I was some robot or something, you could just do a blood test or, like a scan. You could see my android bits, right?”

S: “Prove that You are conscious.”

K: “Uhh… wait. Are the androids that good? You’re saying that you can’t even tell from some medical thingy, but you released them on the world, and now you’re trying to find them?! That’s nut-balls! Frickin’ almond nut-ball crazy, man!”

S: “Prove that You are conscious.”

K: “Hey, c’mon, you know I don’t know how to show you that. Is this like…? Wait. If I *don’t* prove myself, then you’re going to… kill me or something? Shit, you need to tell me if this is that kind of stuff! Is this some government thing?”

S: “Prove that You are conscious.”

K: “Look, there’s really no way for me to do that! If those androids are so good that you can’t even detect them with some scan, then, then… they must be advanced in all the other ways, too! Heck, I’m sure that they could just learn to imitate all of our weird human responses, if they saw enough of us doing it! Androids could fool all our tests, after seeing our natural… Hey! You’re a robo-”

~ZAP!~

S: “We need more volunteers before we can blend-in.”

T: “Next!”

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