And that is proof of what? Are you saying I should believe you mealy because your an expert? You know medical experts hired by the tobacco companies said smoking was not harmful, should I believe them? Certainly I would want to examine and verify their expert research instead of taking their expert advise without question. So I would like you to state your expert reasoning, evidence and logic, not simply your opinion alone. Well if motherboards and power supply is all you were messing with I don't see how you could not come up with such reasoning! Now if you had spent decades trying the build a thinking conscious machine and fail and derive why it failed and showed with evidence that its failure was because of components to the human mind which can't be replicated, then I would believe you. Quantum mechanics is still physical, and can be replicated, certainly say with quantum computers. Also it unlikely the human brain takes viable advantage of quantum mechanic properties like entanglement or superpositions, which would be very calculation intensive to simulate in a digital Turing machine. Certainly having the brain represented virtually in the Turing machine would require many fold more computing power in the machine then the brain it self produces even assuming a simplistic modem of neural behavior. Perhaps an analogy field programmable gate matrix would be a better system to emulate human intelligence with, it would at least undergo fuzzy logic and neural networking like the brain does in hardware instead of in software. When have I stated I want Optimus-Prime as a friend? I merely believe the question is open and that we don't know yet if we are more then our circuits, you believe so as a matter of faith, I do not, I mere believe in waiting for more evidence. How so, explain why. Again where is this ghost in the machine, is if physical, does it exist in our reality alone, if not were does it exist, where is this other reality? And if does exist in this reality alone then why can't it be replicated simulated or emulated?