So then, how to tell the difference between the true and the false, the real and the unreal? Whatever has a beginning and an end is false. All else is true. From A Course in Miracles: “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”
An intelligence that does not know itself is properly described as artificial.
Having no life of its own, and with the obsessiveness of a Monster-fuelled sports nut, ego comments on what we’re doing and then judges what we’ve done. One is embarrassed on its behalf.