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Self-Aware Science Fiction!

In science fiction, self-awareness describes an essential human property that often (depending on the circumstances of the story) bestows personhood onto a non-human. If a computer, alien or other object is described as “self-aware”, the reader may assume that it will be treated as a completely human character, with similar rights, capabilities and desires to a normal human being. The words “sentience”, “sapience” and “consciousness” are used in similar ways in science fiction.🌐