mind


“Scientists with the Robot Engineering Technology Research Center of east China’s Shandong University of Science and Technology say they implanted micro electrodes in the brain of a pigeon so they can command it to fly right or left or up or down.”

Deepak Chopra

Edge: THE PANCAKE PEOPLE, OR, “THE GODS ARE POUNDING MY HEAD”

Lewis Fry Richardson’s answer to the question of creative thinking by machines is a circuit diagram, drawn in the late 1920s and published in 1930, illustrating a self-excited, non-deterministic circuit with two semi-stable states, captioned “Electrical Model illustrating a Mind having a Will but capable of only Two Ideas.”