Sun, 3 Mar 2002 13:56:24 -0800
I think many technologists conflate the issues of "intelligence"
and "consciousness". Passing a "Turing Test" would mean
something, but not necessarily that the passing entity is
self-aware -- no matter how strongly it insists:
'I' 'am' 'self-aware', 'really'!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Watson" <email@example.com>
To: "Stephen D. Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Hello 2015
> To me this is the most interesting question facing software/hardware
> developers. What I find interesting is that programmers I have asked
> automatically say yes, of course. For me it is a theological question so
> argument can really go no where. God may choose to make one of our machines
> >>3) Is Ray Kurzweil even right, can man create consciousness?
> >Of course.