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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Something is Wrong on the Internet

Intelligence does not spontaneously arise, particularly on networks that are way simpler than the human brain. But yeah, from a storytelling standpoint it's an easy leap to make.

OftenBen  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Intelligence does not spontaneously arise,

I believe this part is still subject to hot debate, among those who study such things.

But yeah, it's a narrative convenience exploited at least as far back as Heinlein.