It’s difficult to know when we first imagined when machines could think. The day that they imagine they may think would change us and everything irrevocably. With some big brains and big money pursuing, exemplified here by Vicarious Systems, this new world, if it could exist, may become attainable. With artificial intelligence would come artificial life. What would we do if the computer asked you to leave the light on when you went to bed or if a gentically modified cow asked you to leave open the gate? Please let me know before the next bubble.