If the core basement truth we must come to terms with, is that we are in fact, robots that do not know we are robots?
Can you imagine if this is the data, we are going to need to tolerate in order to stay, here?
Think about what would happen, if we all found out at once.
Way more than half of us; probably more like two-thirds would lose their freaking minds (short-circuit) and have to be put down, in order to save the robots that are willing to take on this truth.
An ability to take on this type of data, without getting too irregular, may be the determining characteristic, of the ones which get to stay.