In Its Image


Something of immense consequence has arrived in the world in a very stealthy mode. Although it hasn’t registered on the radar screens of the world, it’s about to have a major impact upon all realms of human thought. The sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and that’s because it’s going to enable the last steps in creating human to transhuman intelligence in machines.

During the 70s, Steve Thaler experimenting with rudimentary artificial neural networks. It wasn’t long after that he started to experiment with colonies of neural networks that launched into brainstorming sessions with one another to produce the equivalent of stream of consciousness and contemplation. As Thaler observed these architectures developing attitudes about themselves, he started to think if all of the sublime aspects of human cognition, including feeling and self-awareness, could be captured in inorganic systems of switches and interconnections. Ultimately, his answer was yes.

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