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  1. it seems to me that it is possible to do this being in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication in the intervals between the effects of these drugs you will feel euphoric and only a few will be able to comprehend what is happening to remain in imitation of the absence of a conscious state

  2. It is impossible to imitate, i.e. purposefully, consistently, and rationally reproduce the “activity of consciousness” while remaining “unconscious“.

    1. The phrase ” activity of consciousness “is incorrect, it is a semantic trap that breaks and opposes consciousness to a person, turning consciousness into a certain subject that acts” in ” a person, but regardless of himself. Therefore, if we are not talking about supra-individual (historical, sociological, cultural, etc.) definitions of consciousness, it is more correct and accurate to talk about “conscious activity” or “unconscious actions” of a person.

    Then Ilya Yudin's question becomes more rigorous: “Is it possible to simulate conscious activity without consciousness?”

    1. Imitation as a purposeful, consistent, rational reproduction of a certain activity is precisely a conscious reproduction of this activity, since the first three highlighted features are nothing more than expressions (signs) of the fourth – a synthetic characteristic of such reproduction.

    This is how imitation differs from imitation, which can be unconscious (in animals) or unconscious (in children). Small children playing with dolls or cars do not imitate the corresponding behavior of adults, do not “play the role” of mom as mom and/or dad as a driver, but duplicate (replace) those (moms and dads) and in their own experience during the game they are such. And only growing up and starting to distinguish yourself from other people, that is, realizing yourself, goes from “games-in-life” to “make-believe games”, to games that occur in accordance with consciously accepted conventions and rules.

    1. Adult men of good faith (for example, playing with a child and play along with him from his favorite character) or selfish (for example, trying to avoid punishment and feigning insanity or wanting to pretend to be a professional in the field, which is not really possess, and more or less successfully manipulating the special terms and language revolutions) that is mimicking the conscious activity of other entities (i.e., in terms of the original question “simulating the activity of consciousness”), can't do it the unconscious, i.e., involuntary, spontaneous way.

    A simplified but visual analogy: to become drunk (to turn off consciousness), it is enough to drink hard, but to portray, play, imitate a drunk (with the consciousness turned off) , just a hard drink is clearly not enough, and even more precisely, as artists say, you just need to be sober (conscious).

    1. Mentally ill people who are “not in their right mind “(not in consciousness) are in these states not in an imitated, not deliberate way. Even though they are forced and consciously hiding their super-valuable ideas behind normal, generally accepted judgments, they imitate these latter, i.e., errors and delusions (in the logic of the mentally ill), in order to leave their constructions intact and original (not limited).�

    An anecdotal (literally) model of this behavior is described in the plot, where the hero is a madman, describing how he outsmarted the medical board, which witnessed his recovery and compliance with the norm, reveals the secret. To the doctor's question: “Is it possible to fish in the bath?” the patient answers “No, of course not!”, and to the question of a neighbor in the ward, asking to explain why the hero said so, he grins: “That I'm a fool, the most fishy places to give out to anyone!”

    Something like that! 🙂

  3. So far, it is not possible to check the presence or absence of consciousness in something, regardless of the behavior of this system, that is, the physical processes that occur with it.

    Panpsychism is supposedly popular among neuroscientists. Most likely, the scientific community will be dominated by the idea of consciousness only from the point of view of behavioral characteristics of the information system. What matters is what happens, how information is processed, and what comes out of it, otherwise there is nothing to get the meaning of the word “consciousness” out of.

  4. Any NPC in any computer toy demonstrates fully conscious activity (“consciousness activity”) within the game plot. The simpler the plot and character functions – the simpler the algorithms for this activity.

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