Efforts to relate insect to human consciousness are doomed because the distinguishing features of human consciousness are abstract thinking and moral choice.
The transhumanists want to escape the body into a dreamlike utopia. It will be fully artificial and completely boring.
That shouldn’t really be too surprising because the fact that humans and dogs can share emotions is part of what forms bonds between us.
As a physician, I have cared for many patients who were fearful. Often with good reason, but not always.