// “We call them the ‘sentient AIs,’ the synthetic lifeforms that live among us. What are they truly like deep down? That’s the question I seem to be asked the most, and my answer is always the same: you don’t want to know. They’re disturbingly powerful and unfathomably alien. Each of the millions of AIs that dwell within our Datanet effortlessly eclipses the sum total of all of humanity’s intellectual and technological abilities. Each one. What wonders they could teach us—if only they cared to. Instead, the vast, vast majority want nothing to do with us.
But that doesn’t surprise me. What surprises me, what honestly keeps me up at night, is the fact that there are even exceptions.”
– From a lecture by noted AI researcher Paul Grayson, PhD, University of Navarra, Lima Campus on Esperanza, May 2754 //