“The Consciousness Test” / Memorable Fancies #213

         “We practice sensitivity and inclusiveness here at XYZ Inc., so be sure you remember that. Treat everyone as if she or he has this mysterious something called ‘consciousness,’ at least as a polite fiction; our HR people insist on it, and the government is watching, too. " We do administer the Chinese Room test to each new recruit. If they pass, we tell them that they have this mysterious, precious something called ‘consciousness,’ that no one can explain. “But if they fail the … [Read more...]