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About dominicm00

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  1. I would say yes, it is. The most reasonable view we have of consciousness/sentience is that it arises from being able to process abstract/meta versus concrete concepts, such as this very question. It may be that an extremely elaborate and intelligent computer program could be created that is not sentient, or that is sentient but not human (this is the primary issue in the topic of AI safety, an AI that is sentient but does not share human instincts/values), but if it was a biological simulation of the human brain then there isn't any fundamental difference from a human. Here's how
  2. It's become standard for thin-and-light laptops to have touchscreens now, even if they aren't 2-in-1s, and for many people not having one is a deal breaker. But, I legitimately can't figure out how a touchscreen is useful on a standard laptop where you can't flip it over and use a pen. Out of curiosity, can the touchscreen-lovers out there explain their workflows and how touchscreens can be used effectively on standard laptops?