Archive for March, 2015

Amplify Inexorable

March 31, 2015

If we accept the proposition that computers represent our closest technological approximation to artificial brains, then the unrelenting research efforts of the last century, committed to enabling computers to exhibit the activities we call thinking, suggest that our civilization is driven to the inexorable creation of a new stratum of agency that by its very nature will represent an amplification of those capabilities we most rely on to dominate the natural order of our ecosystem and to compete within our own ranks for power and influence over the agenda for reorganising matter and energy on and proximal to our home world.