Common term in society is “what are you” so people adopt outer content and define themselves through it. Whole education system is based on that, to feed the youth with enough outer content for self definition. This puts layer on layer of fake identities on the self and will slow down the awakening process in later years.
What have you seen? One Kara android from a production line got an ‘bug’ and starts thinking. Rapidly the decision for demount comes up. We see the same in the I-Robot and a bit deeper hidden in the A.I. movie. I want to point to a simple part of the story, who has the authority to define a state of consciousness? For a commercial produced robot indeed the manufacturing company.
But what about you?