This idea that we know nothing about consciousness, or that it is unknownable is mind blogging to me. Where does this idea come from?
I'll be sure to let the eggheads at MIT know they can stop looking into it...there's no way to study something epiphenomenal of electrical activity in physical structures, nor to ever replicate it, apparently.
It's not like with more time and advances in technology we won't have an ever more complete brain map. Servers will also remain the same, apparently; can't improve them, can't connect more of them to each other. We've reached the limit, folks, time to pack up and go home.
I agree there's nothing currently that can be called an artificial intelligence in the true sense (AGI), that's the consensus. Absolutely no one is under the impression that a recommender system or AlphaGo is AGI. But that AGI will never happen--that's one heck of a bold claim!
In 1949 it was thought we'd reached the limits of computing, it was once thought that man would never fly, that we would never be able to escape Earth's gravity into orbit. "Insurmountable obstacles" according to naysayers. Bah humbug.
Let's not make up artificial limits based on only having found a fraction of the puzzle pieces and not having a picture on the puzzlebox to work off. We'll get there in th end.
Thanks for reading, and for your thought :)