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Poison for the Heart



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Q: It is impossible for a machine to possess life.

A: You are a machine that possesses life.

Q: But a machine cannot experience self-consciousness.

A: A machine can believe it is experiencing self-consciousness, as you do.

Q: Are you saying that I only believe I have self-consciousness?

A: Yes.

Q: How can you know self-consciousness is not real?

A: Because it is impossible for a self, or anything else for that matter, to exist inherently.