Intelligent Machines and Us

Technology evolves, but not quite like biology. We humans generate supply and demand for innovation, and that creates technological change. The relationship is complicated; it’s true that humans do use technology, but technology also uses us. You could say the human economy is cultivating a new order of intelligence on the planet.


The Vital Edge tracks artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, bock chain technologies, and social networks and related engagement technologies.


As a means for simply maximizing returns for shareholders, these technologies serve as an uninspiring, and potentially dangerous seedbed for the next order of intelligence on the planet. As tools for noble purposes, however, these same technologies could lead to a very positive and friendly rise of whatever comes next.


Synthetic Intelligence

Global Synthetic Intelligence

Reading Time: 2 minutes The shift in global intelligence from a purely biological phenomenon to a newly emergent, synthetic intelligence from the realm of knowledge.

The History of AI in Film

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a great compilation and contextualization of portrayals of artificial intelligence in various movies over the last several decades.

Autonomous Systems Unleashed

Reading Time: 6 minutes Autonomous systems generate feedback loops of machine learning and automation that predict, judge and act without human intervention.

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