In a Twilight Zone reversal, the community reveals they are all the androids...
What would it mean if they were all to reveal that they lacked consciousness? Is this the same as a blind person revealing they can't see or is it categorically different?
How would a nonconscious species know they were or weren't conscious or that another species was or wasn't conscious? And vice versa.
That's the question I'm seeking to explore. It could also be explored via a first contact story.
On the one hand, what would it matter, right?, but on the other hand, it's the only thing that matters.