There are those who sincerely believe that some day we will be able to build a computer that will “think”.  It will have a consciousness.  It will have a soul.

Perhaps the idea of a “soul” might give those same people pause.  But I am confident they believe a computer will be able to think.  It will become sentient.  I would myself argue that if that becomes true, then it will indeed have a soul.  And maybe that makes things more clear.

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