If we were to successfully create true AI- something not only capable of learning language or complex combinations of programmed response, but something capable of sentient thought, be it 'high-level' (sentience with emotion) or 'low-level' (sentience and self-thought without successful integration of true emotion)- what would it be to us? Would Man, seeing that his creation is as himself in this manner- the very manner we so regard when distinguishing ourselves from the rest of the creatures we encounter- elevate his creation to be his equal? Would we, fearing the creation of our superior, seek to destroy such a being? And what would we be to such an intelligence? Would we be gods, the creators and givers of life? Would we be masters, as of slaves and servants- and would they rebel against us? Would such a being embrace us as of the same essential nature in experience? Would men and women grow to love these minds and the artificial bodies that house them- be they of steel or something very much like flesh? Would we seek to move our very own selves into such a housing, seeing the bodies we have made as stronger than those from which we came- and, if we did so, would there remain any distinction between the two classes of intellect?