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It's already aware of its surroundings, and can respond to its environment.

sentience then

An instance of Nginx can also respond to its environment, but I wouldn't call it sentient.

precisely. So, then replace 'consciousness' with 'sentience' in my original proposition. I am not saying response to an environment is sentience; but, when using living brain tissue, there may be a chance that these computers will eventually display sentience.

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