The mirror test is a test of recognition of consciousness in higher level animals such as humans, elephants, and crows. Dyson Frost, later known as D. Gibbons, discussed it in a seminal paper. ("Blowback")
- Crows were found to have blacked out both during the Global Blackout in 2009 and during the localized blackout in the Ganwar Region of Somalia.
- A photo shown on Mark Benford's Mosaic Investigation wall in his flashforward shows two elephants lying on the ground, possibly indicating they blacked out as well.
- In his flashfoward, Lloyd Simcoe writes a complex, yet unsolved formula on a mirror in Olivia's bedroom.
- The mirror test is an actual test of consciousness.