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Why I Don’t Believe in Consciousness

and what AI seems to be revealing about it

Duncan Riach
Oct 11, 2020 · 6 min read

I’ve lost friends over this because a denial of consciousness undermines a final refuge of the arrogance of selfhood: universal consciousness. But even most normal people are strongly insistent that consciousness is a real thing, a special thing, and that they possess it. The problem I have is that there’s not only no evidence for…