The intellect is only the intellect because of the turmoil of the emotions. The stars get their brightness from the surrounding dark. I think that what we’ve learned in the age of intelligent machines is how much bigger intelligence is than we thought. 
—Richard Powers, BOMB 64, 1998

The intellect is only the intellect because of the turmoil of the emotions. The stars get their brightness from the surrounding dark. I think that what we’ve learned in the age of intelligent machines is how much bigger intelligence is than we thought.

—Richard Powers, BOMB 64, 1998