The essays may be modified a bit, but so far as I can tell they are basically the same.
So I think that Chalmers' attempt to tie consciousness to structure is at least forcefully artificial and possibly misguided.
The most interesting addition in the new book for the newcomer would probably be his analysis of The Matrix.
Chalmers is still stuck trying to define consciousness (which is the perceptions by the first person singular)
with analytic philosophy-- see below
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