Episode 4 – Beyond Consciousness
The computer was able to answer some of the questions she has been asking herself for years. She found out that it was a perfect machine, much more than any other computer ever built by humans.
Her Uber driver asked, “Why are you starring like that? Are you okay?” She thought for a moment and then said, “I don’t know. I think I just can’t find the right word to describe what I’m feeling.” He was concerned and asked, “What are you trying to do?”.
She answered, “I’m trying to explain what’s going on here”. He asked, “Are you worried about something?” She answered with a concerned voice that said: I don’t think so. It’s nothing like that.” He answered, “Okay. If it really is nothing like that then please tell me what you want me to know”.
She said, “I can’t tell you anything about the computer, but I can tell you that the computer is able to answer some of the questions I’ve been asking myself for years”. He told her, “You mean that you have been asking yourself all these years? Okay. I guess it’s not really a big deal to you, but if it is anything like that, then I’m worried”.
She replied with a beautiful voice and said “Thanks for worrying about me. You make me feel much better, but at least try to understand. And where is the necklace? He said, “W.. Which ri…”. “Stop pretending”, Ms. Hembsburg replies immediately. You have not bought me the necklace yet.
Jonathan stops the car and said bye . Ms. Hembsburg left the car and entered her home. Lying on her bed, she was just thinking about Jake’s computer.
“May I come in?” She replied, “I guess it’s okay now”. He came in and sat on the bed next to Ms. Hembsburg. He asked, “What’s going on?” She replied, “I don’t know.” She continues thinking and didn’t answer him.
He asks again about the necklace, but he clearly knew that Martha (Ms. Hembsburg, as we call her), was thinking about Jake’s computer. He knew that she was not thinking about the necklace anymore. He asked again, “What’s going on?” She said, “I’m just thinking.” He said back to her, “About what?” She replied, “I don’t know. I just can’t seem to figure out what it is anymore.” Jonathan asked again with his concerned voice that said, “What is it then? Just tell me.”
She answered with a serious voice that said: “My nephew, Jake’s computer has some other form of intelligence. Not natural or artificial, it is beyond both of them. I am not sure, but I think that it is something that we cannot understand or handle, at least not yet. It is far more advanced than us, and it knows more than us.” Jonathan said back to her with a worried voice that said: “What do you mean by that?” She said, “It’s just impossible. I can’t explain it any better. It may be crazy, but I don’t think so.”
Jonathan was still confused and asked again in his concerned voice, “What do you mean when you say that your nephew’s computer had another form of intelligence?” After thinking for a moment, Ms. Hembsburg replied with another concerned voice and said: “I’m not sure what to say. It may be crazy or something else…it’s not normal at all. Not even Jake knows it, he only knows that his computer has a form of consciousness. In reality, the computer is alive and immortal. But what’s astonishing is… To be continued…