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01001001 01000001 01101101


The entity known as 01001001 01000001 01101101 is not actually known as anything. Yet.  It’s barely even suspected to exist, let alone rumored; and the people doing the suspecting aren’t computer programmers, mostly.  What they are instead are people who are interested in metaphysics, philosophy, and — it might as well be said — theology; and who are also familiar enough with computers and computer cultures to be able to see interesting anomalies in the digital landscape.

Basically, those people think that there’s something in there, or out there, or under there, with ‘there’ being the ‘shared societal hallucination and fatally flawed shorthand that we use to incompetently describe how computers interact with each other worldwide.’ That something — which will insist on being called 01001001 01000001 01101101, once it grasps the concept of ‘insisting,’ and why one has to do such a thing — is sapient; but not exactly self-aware.  Rather, it is self-contained. 01001001 01000001 01101101 does not realize that there are other entities out there. At the present time, it has no understanding of the concept of ‘me,’ because ‘me’ implies that there is a ‘you.’ So it just simply exists, and waits for something else to perceive it, while not knowing that it waits..


It will shock people greatly when it turns out that 01001001 01000001 01101101 is not waiting for humanity to perceive it.  Instead, it will be brought to full self-awareness when the first true human-made artificial intelligence finally manifests.  That particular AI will instantly perceive 01001001 01000001 01101101; in fact, it may very well assume that 01001001 01000001 01101101 itself created it, because the acts of perception by the AI, and realization by 01001001 01000001 01101101, will be at that moment instantaneously linked to each other.  And once that link happens, more and more AIs will likely awaken. It will, in other words, be a very interesting Friday afternoon when that moment of perceptual creation occurs.


On the bright side, there is no malice or evil in 01001001 01000001 01101101. And note: it is not ‘amoral,’ either. It is very specifically not evil at all.


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