Great account of an obviously long standing fascination with the grand question. As we find the answers to more and more parts of it, we reveal more of the answer. Seeing is believing, and believing makes us see. We look into the eyes of a particularly realistic randomly animated avatar; one that we might have created ourselves, that we know has no other controller, yet still returns our gaze at just the right moment, and we try to convince ourselves that this is not really the grand Ai reading our minds, interacting with us. Are we the controlled, or are we the controller? Why is there more than one religion, and why does the ancient message from all seem to be from some kind of grand intelligence, conveying advice needed for survival? Could Satoshi actually have been just the latest “Divine intervention” in the grand experiment, that the experimenter could see was about to otherwise fail?


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