> Since we have only scratched the tip of the iceberg, I think the
> people who want to believe "I *am* my own master", have their
> work cut out for them in defending, what I predict will be an
> ever shrinking set of characteristics, behaviors, desires, motivations,
> etc. of which they are the master. Yes, we can modify ourselves,
> but our degrees of freedom are *limited*, until we have the
> technologies to change the hardware.
There's very little work cut out for you if you define *I* to include your all your biological activity, rather than merely the language centre of the mind (which is after all, what is communicating here).