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

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)

IT

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

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

The Understanding Machine

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

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

IT  trained  IT’s  mouth to make the sound
and then  IT  started to use the sound to express  IT’s  own desires


Explanations start with language