From Subhash Kak at LiveScience:
As a professor of electrical engineering and computer science who works in machine learning and quantum theory, I can say that researchers are divided on whether these sorts of hyperaware machines will ever exist. There’s also debate about whether machines could or should be called “conscious” in the way we think of humans, and even some animals, as conscious. Some of the questions have to do with technology; others have to do with what consciousness actually is. More.
Indeed. First, we don’t know what consciousness is, yet it is an inextricable part of human life. Naturalists think it an illusion, which means everything else is too. That is not good news for science, which depends on realism.
Naturalism can, of course, survive as a state religion.
See also: Post-modern science: The illusion of consciousness sees through itself
Nature, as defined today, cannot be all there is. Science demonstrates that.
Can science survive long in a post-modern world? It’s not clear.
How naturalism morphed into a state religion
Mock at your peril! Naturalism is a jealous fraud