>>you need consciousness before you can have true perception
>Probably. of course I can never know for certain.
>>How are you going to code that?
>By making the machine intelligent, that will probably do the trick, and
even if it
>doesn't it'll be good enough because I'll never be able to tell the
Again, how are you going to make the machine "intelligent"? Take it to some old tower, strap it to a table and run a lightning bolt through it? Also, you say that you won't know the difference so it doesn't matter - but didn't your original idea rest on the machine having "perception"??