"Consciousness is a maze, a journey inward" Westworld
When do we feel like the natural world is real? How does perception play into levels of reality? What might a scale of reality look like?
Can art be a mirror for it? I could theorize that for something to be considered more than less real it needs to make an impression, and that is why an impressionist painting can feel more real than a photograph.
Alongside that what is the connection between uniqueness and consciousness?
These are the questions I've arrived at after reading about Integrated Information Theory (ɸ) and looking at the debates of the Internet of Things, how "Insert Female Name of a service device" live among us, and of course from watching Westworld on top of Black Mirror, Altered Carbon, and the Matrix. Stories that help us to question our relationship with our creations.