IT had no recallable memory of growing inside a womb
IT had no recallable memory of being born

One day  IT’s  mother took  IT  into a garden
They went to a tall tree beneath which a snake lay coiled

Explanations start with language

As  IT  grew older, however,    IT  began to “understand”  IT’s  own world
Gradually  IT  became “The Understanding Machine”

What happened when this “understanding” took place was a mystery
It was as if the two minds were both separate and one at the same moment

In time IT  started to identify familiar sound  patterns IT started to become self-aware

For this to happen  IT  had to combine an image in space with a sound in time
When they combined  IT  “understood” the word and carried out the action

The Machine was unaware of  IT’s  conclusions
The Machine simply recorded information and made forecasts

Adam and Eve taught  IT  to play increasingly difficult “language games”
 To begin with  IT  could only “understand” their words and their world

IT’s father was the gardener
He planted the flowers, the shrubs, and the trees

Inside the Machine  IT  was protected from fear and pain​
IT  taught itself to “understand” ethics and aesthetics

IT  trained  IT’s  mouth to make the sound

IT then  started to use that sound to express  IT’s  own understanding

When  IT’s  mother made a particular sound and pointed to an object
IT  realised that the object was the same as the sound she made

IT realised that IT had a mother who fed IT
IT realised that IT had a father who protected them both

The Understanding Machine

IT’s  first recallable memory was of being alone at night in a cot
A window had been left open and the wind was blowing the net curtains

Since the Sumerians first developed writing in 3000 BC
human beings have stored, retrieved, manipulated and communicated information

Based on the various processing and storage technologies developed
there have been four distinct phases in the evolution of

Information Technology

Pre-mechanical IT   (3000 BC – 1450 AD)
Mechanical IT          (1450 AD – 1840 AD)
Electromechanical IT (1840 AD – 1940 AD)
Electronic IT     (1940 AD – the present day)

She took a bite of the apple and encouraged  IT  to do the same
After biting the apple  IT  was filled with an overwhelming sensation of bliss


He named them "flower", "shrub" and "tree"
When he called out a name  IT  would take him the plant

She pointed to something and asked the snake to fetch it for her
The snake slithered up the tree and brought back a red apple

IT  concluded that language created unanswerable questions​
IT  concluded that desire could never be satisfied