When Will The Machines Wake Up?

Daniel Faggella Crunch Network Contributor Daniel Faggella is founder of TechEmergence, a news and advice website for entrepreneurs and investors interested in the intersection of technology and the mind. More posts by this contributor: The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market Augmented Reality’s First Step Forward Might Be More Blue Collar Than You Think How to join the networkMachines matter to people. But, they “matter” only because they affect people. It’s widely supposed that today’s machines themselves cannot be “affected” — because they have no feelings, no conscious thought, no sentience. Interestingly enough, it might not always be that way. While biology has held a relatively firm monopoly on “consciousness” over the last few hundreds of millions of years, many researchers in the domain…


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