by Regis Boff
If machines achieve consciousness, as most believe they will in time, I don’t think we will notice. Human beings have always treated the smaller awarenesses of animals as negligible, and our gift for humbling our enemies is standard.
I have shifted to a life of electric contact with the outside world. My “friendships” maintaining themselves on FaceBook and Twitter. I doubt the advancing machines will treat my consciousness with sympathy and much interest.