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ArkanoiD

"I think we can, so long as we stop thinking of ourselves as the person, and start thinking of ourselves as the parasite within the person. If I'm a tapeworm, I need my host to be relatively healthy for my own good; but I'm not going to flush myself out my host's rectum to increase it's level of health. I'm conscious, I love being conscious, I want to continue being conscious even if my host would be better off if I wasn't there. My fear, explicated in Blindsight, is that we're gonna run into a bunch of hosts who are better off."