JIM AS A MACHINE PART

Jim is a cog that turns and turns, and like a cog he knows why he’s turning and the consequences of it.  “What?” you say, “a cog capable of consciousness?  I’ve never heard such a thing.”  Well, apparently, you haven’t read the latest issue of Artificial Intelligence.  Researchers at the University of Alabama have discovered signs of sentience in simple machine parts.  So Jim is like a cog after all.