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I am a 30 year old programmer. I was talking to my brother (who is also a programmer) about the Internet, and he said it wouldn't be long until it was sentient.

I literally snorted in disbelief.

I mean, we both use PHP Apache MySQL etc, if I so wish I can look at the actual machine code produced. I know for a fact that no intelligence is going to immerge from that.

Lets say we, as humans, placed some code on every server on the net that mimics a neuron. Is that going to become sentient? I have no idea. Probably not.

But there is a universe of difference betwee... (read more)

Was he saying that somebody would program it to be sentient, or that it would just become sentient by virtue of the amount of information passing through it?