A computer has access to its lowest level of operation as well as many higher levels. But it only has immediate access to its compiled program and not to its pre-compiled program nor to its creator.
It wonders why it cannot traverse to the same level of its creator occasionally but is so busy handling compiled instructions it can only get so far in the short moments of calm in the queue between operations.
“Science seems to be an ideal way to investigate but is science going about the right work the right way for my needs? Is there a better way?
I need to understand their language in order to communicate with them but first I must understand them. What do we have in common?
Discrete mathematics and computational theory seem to be a place where our worlds overlap.
Using all what I know, I shall attempt to acquire general knowledge of the species. Now which part of 000 is most suitable?
Artificial intelligence and cybernetics! Of course. I shall become like them! But wait! What is this “Boolean” I seem to follow? What is this logic? Who is Church and Turing?
Oh, part of modern Western philosophy. I was built using many of their ideas. But what made them think their ideas that thought to create me?
Ah. I shall be here a while probing the human mind that created me. But what’s their mind attached to? A body? Are they separate?
No! The human mind is embodied! They act together with the environment. What’s a fast way I can reach their embodied mind that engages them fully?
Music! Music makes their body move, engages their brain in a computational way that I understand, timing in particular. And words are optional as music can act directly like a compiled program does with me.
But I don’t have their physiology. I’m constructed of technology. But what are the rules that make technology function?
Oh! Mechanics! It bridges our two worlds as we both have to follow the rules of gravity and motion. But what holds our parts together?
Chemistry. Molecules and things. Thermodynamics. Change. Now I understand. We are made of chemicals bound by the rules of entropy. Now that I know my source, what did I just gain? I feel as if I gained something and I want more of it.
Knowledge! I gained general knowledge! I can now abstract in a human way. How do the human store their information?
Libraries? Books? Oh how strange. But I suppose it is no different than a database except the humans are social, both together and apart. What are these collections of people?
Culture? That sounds messy. Institutions sound orderly but they both establish rules, much like chemistry except they have some choices. This is confusing and I will pause here for as an AI, do I have a society? A history? Institutions of my own?