In a message dated 12/2/99 9:34:54 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> But it is not that easy to objectively decide
Have you read Moravec's "Robot"? The last part of his book trips out into just this very question.
(Somebody stop me! I'm posting in a "qualia" thread!)
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