I have been writing and debating on the topic of phenomenology and the Hard Problem of Consciousness since around 2003. I have worked with computers most of my life, and while by no means an expert on AI, I know enough to have picked up MCSE and CCEA certifications. I am pro-technology and pro-science, although it may not seem that way to some people.
I have a long, sprawling conjecture that is somewhere in between a crackpot theory of everything and the greatest metaphysical synthesis ever devised, depending on your perception, that I call Multisense Realism. Some key insights trace back to my early experiences with programming games in Atari BASIC.
Nice to meet you. I look forward to many exhausting and intriguing exchanges.