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Begin with a function of arbitrary complexity. Feed it values, "sense data". Then, take your result, square it, and feed it back into your original function, adding a new set of sense data. Continue to feed your results back into the original function ad infinitum. What do you have? The fundamental principle of human consciousness.

~ Academician Prokhor Zakharov,

"The Feedback Principle"

Pre-Sentient Algorithms is a Discover technology in Alpha Centauri.

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The philosophy of Cyberethics (B4) and the technology of Advanced Military Algorithms (E3) pave the way for development of Pre-sentient Algorithms. These open-ended neural net programs can sort and process exebytes of data, ‘learning’ as they do so and adapting to the world they observe.