I think qualia are the result of non-Turing-computable processes that we
probably can't duplicate artificially with today's technology, so why
bother? I really, really doubt that they're necessary for intelligence.
The only reason I brought up <qualia> was to emphasize that we don't
know enough about the Universe to say what can or can't be objectively real.
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