Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE)

April 1, 2009 at 6:55 am Leave a comment

When you walk into a dark field in the middle of the night…

and look up into a black sky and wonder how many stars there are in the universe, let’s be honest: in all likelihood you don’t have the faintest clue, and even if you’re one of the few who do, you lack any real capacity to comprehend the figure save for the same vague sense of stunned wonder that our earliest human ancestors felt when they looked up from the African savannah at the same starry sky.

Our species’ journey toward tonight’s epochal announcement had much less to do with that awestruck moment than it did with the moment those same ancestors woke up hungry the next morning and started studying animal tracks in the savannah mud, thereby inadvertently developing concepts like time and causality which, by abstracting both location and temporal context into a unique reconning tool within the brain, sparked the set of responses that, ages later, we now call reason.

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