Quote Originally Posted by suboptimal View Post
... AIs, like corporations, can't grow old and die, get sick, find their perspective on life changing thanks to the birth of a child or the death of a parent, feel insecure about their financial future, feel any sense of shame for benig caught doing unethical things, etc.
Oh yes they can be made to feel by just adding the appropriate analogue plug ins and programming.

But agree with your other points...