I agree with those scientists who that say something isn't truly intelligent unless it is also conscious. For something to be fully conscious, or self aware, it would want to "live". It would not want to be "shut down". When Watson starts screaming, "Don't turn me off!", then it might be conscious. - pt -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.