"In Antiquity, people sought moderation because they did not have it. In the Middle Ages, they sought logic because they did not have it. In modernism, they sought emotion because they did not have it. In post-modernism, they seek meaning because they do not have it. After post-modernism, they will seek man because they will not have him."

-Yorgos Lamprakos


2001: A Space Odyssey, (1968)

The Last Act

"Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an “intelligence explosion,” and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make."

-I.J. Good (1965)