Yep! The idea of pointing out how awareness is a “side effect” of our hardwired processes of virtual world building is to stop it from having such a central role. Our awareness, being like the window of a software that is “always on top” makes it hard no notice that we are not it.
In light of A.I., “awareness” is a very important factor to grasp and the trickyest thing to test for. Does intelligence on its own naturally result in awareness?