1998, UC Santa Cruz
"In the same way that the daughter of Zeus sprang full-blown from his forehead, the AI may be upon us without warning."
- Terence McKenna
A discussion on the evolution of consciousness as it relates to machines. Symbolic logic, nanotechnology and the possibility of a synthetic superintelligence. Terence compares the advent of superintelligent AI to the advent of language. Virtual computers as a route for AI to escape controls. How much control do we have in the evolution of machine intelligence? Quantum computers as a superior medium.
The Evolutionary Mind
Terence predicts virtual computers... children can now build virtual computers in Minecraft:
No Linux? No problem. Just get AI to hallucinate it for you