“I had such a sense of clarity that this was a new path,

“I had such a sense of clarity that this was a new path, and one I was going to go down. I haven’t had that sensation very many times. I’m pretty skeptical, and so I don’t normally go off on a toot, but I did on that one. Completely absorbed in it—without existing with the two or three levels consciousness so that you’re working, and aware that you’re working, and aware of the consequences and implications, the normal mode of thought. No. Completely absorbed for ten to twelve hours.”

Allen Newell, 1954 – the guy that started Artificial Intelligence, the idea that a computer could possibly be used to mimic human thought – and how it COULD be done. #epiphany – I try to live “that moment” as much as possible. Makes existence a marvelous thing :)

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