Hi, I'm new to the subject of AI, but I find it to be very intrigueing. I think I've read many times now that both the Turing Test and its variants (like the inverted Turing) have been completely abandoned as criteria to talk about AI. (They're taking some kind of immature mimesis of human communication as a starting point to define AI). But I haven't found much info on other questions surrounding AI -- more psychological, sociological and historical questions. So I just put them here, for general comment. -will there ever be machines with desires? Knowing that desires are clearly different from needs, wants and utilitarian calculation. -will there ever be machines who not only learn from their environment, but who also have a (subconscious) understanding of the notions of contingency and fate? (however mythical or metaphysical these notions may be, they still define "humanity" to a great extent, I think) -will there ever be machines with a kind of meta-cognition which makes them capable of relativising their own "machinic" essence, and be ironic about it? I know these are probably amateur questions, but I havent found any good answers so far.