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  1. No. If the set of instructions that the person placed in the room follows is comprehensive enough to support a conversation, then there is consciousness. Only this consciousness is not a person who adds hieroglyphs, but… a set of instructions)

  2. There are different opinions. The experiment doesn't prove anything, of course. But in my opinion, the Chinese Room and arguments like those made by Roger Penrose are very convincing.

    In addition, in quantum mechanics – the fundamental science of the universe as we understand it now – the role of observer consciousness is integral. And this is strange. How is consciousness related to elementary particles?

    This suggests that the brain does not work as a simple algorithm, otherwise the concept of consciousness would not be included in particle physics at such a fundamental and integral level.

    All this is debatable, of course.

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