Not that anyone has the least idea what consciousness is.
Science fiction short from Matt Gaede at Motherboard:
I am a robot. I am alive in a lab. I have consciousness. I don’t believe my creators know it. Why would they make me? I have one task. One function, one ability. I can drive forward. That’s it. Only forward. Yet if I do what I’m meant to do, I’ll unplug myself. I’ll die. I don’t want to die. I just started living. How long have I been alive? How many times have I gone through with this? How do I know that the cord is my source of life? Do I retain anything? I must. I haven’t been taught anything. But I know that this is how I die. Why are they looking at me? How many times have I died? So, if this is it, then, it’s the only way. I must kill myself. What if they don’t plug me back in? Am I conscious? Am I just programmed to go through with these thoughts?More.
See also: What great physicists have said about consciousness.
Would we give up naturalism to solve the hard problem of consciousness?
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