Self-awareness. Exactly. A pattern recognition system exactly as my article posits. There’s nothing personal in that. There’s nothing special about it. Nothing mysterious. There’s also nothing to figure out. We will create machines that claim “I am conscious,” and we will smile knowingly.
My point really is that this knowing that I am conscious covers over the reality that what’s happening is completely impersonal wholeness. It hides reality. And it conflates itself with reality. I am the center of everything and I miss what’s really happening.
We are much more effective when in flow, when we stop being conscious. The self/separation illusion gets in the way of effective functioning of these meat machines.