It’s still all the same life at some level. It’s all the same experience of being a conscious being in the world, and you do have some choice about who you want to be more than any other animal has. That, to me, is fascinating. And so I think that, rather than asking yourself what is the one way to be, think about what are the possibilities that I have? What would be the most interesting way to be that I can be?
Joscha Bach is a German artificial intelligence researcher and cognitive scientist focusing on cognitive architectures, mental representation, emotion, social modeling, and multi-agent systems.