Why am I interested in trying to make a Mind?
There are at least 4 reasons:
- It's a fantastic goal, one that would be immensely satisfying to achieve.
- Digital lifeforms would be much better suited, both intellectually and physically, for long-term exploration of the universe.
- Our understanding of conciousness and perception would be greatly increased if we were able to create an AI that exhibited these traits.
- It would have a huge impact on religion. If you can create an AI from scratch, it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that intelligent life does not require a supernatural component.
The next question is: what kind of features should an ideal Mind have?