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Monday, August 04, 2008

Who is Searching Whom?

George Dyson, science historian and brother of writer Esther and physicist Freeman was the subject of the remarkable bio: 'The Starship and the Canoe'. In 1997 he wrote 'Darwin Among the Machines: the Evolution of Global Intelligence' which suggests that the Internet is a sentient, living being. He has written a short story now on The Edge that does a good job of addressing the idea of machine intelligence.

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