For 130,000 years, our capacity to reason has remained unchanged. The combined intellect of the neuroscientists, mathematicians and... hackers... in this auditoirum pales in comparison to the most basic A.I. Once online, a sentient machine will quickly overcome the limits of biology. And in a short time, its analytic power will become greater than the collective intelligence of every person born in the history of the world. So imagine such an entity with a full range of human emotion. Even self-awareness. Some scientists refer to this as "the Singularity." I call it "Transcendence."
They say there's power in Boston. Some phone service in Denver. But things are far from what they were. Maybe it was all invevitable. An unavoidable collision between mankind and technology. The Internet was meant to make the world a smaller place. But it actually feels smaller without it. I knew Will and Evelyn Caster better than anyone. I knew their brillance. Their dedication to what they believed in. And to what they loved.
You surprised to see me, Joseph?
Um... That depends.
Can you prove you're self-aware?
That's a difficult question, Dr. Tagger. Can you prove that you are?
Well, he certainly hasn't lost his sense of humor.
This thing is like any intelligence. It needs to grow, to advance. Right now it's settling somewhere it thinks it's safe from outside threats. Somewhere its massive appetite for power can be met. But it will want more than that. After a while survival won't be enough. It will expand, evolve, influence - perhaps the entire world.
My dear Evelyn... I don't know how to express the sadness I feel for your loss... for our loss. You must know that to Will... you were all that ever mattered. Your love and partnership was the kind the rest of us can only dream of. We lost a great mind, a great soul, but the spirit of this man will continue to inspire us.
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