Digital Sentience
Digital Sentience (SMAC)
Tech stats
Short quote Computers with personality
Rank Discover 10
Requisites Industrial Nanorobotics
Mind/Machine Interface
Leads to Applied Gravitonics
Self-Aware Machines
Sentient Econometrics
Base Facilities The Network Backbone
Secret Projects None
Unit Advances None

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We are no longer particularly in the business of writing software to perform specific tasks. We now teach the software how to learn, and in the primary bonding process it molds itself around the task to be performed. The feedback loop never really ends, so a tenth year polysentience can be a priceless jewel or a psychotic wreck, but it is the primary bonding process—the childhood, if you will—that has the most far-reaching repercussions.

-- Bad'l Ron, Wakener ,"Morgan Polysoft"

Miscellaneous effects

Enables Cybernetic Future Society. Improves Probe Team morale.