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Conflations of consciousness

I know I shouldn't scream "but consciousness doesn't work that way" at Star Trek: Discovery. Partly because consciousness is a wibbly word that people often use to refer to different things, partly because it doesn't matter, and partly because Star Trek: Discovery is an increasingly silly show that likes to squint at interesting philosophical dilemmas before cartwheeling away while blowing raspberries. Fine. Whatever. But I still want to talk about the c-word.

Spoilers up to and including Season 2 episode 9 are ahead.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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