"In 1977, it took about eight months for a slightly faster more refined mechanism to put punk in the window of Holt Renfrew. It's gotten faster ever since."
How can you prove that your artificial, metallic brain works and is conscious? You might try providing it with vision.
This is a very early reference to the idea that an inorganic "brain" or computing device could be provided with vision, which today is called "machine vision".
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