Sentience: The ability of an entity to take in sensory data and process it into information describing—at basic level—natural phenomena. E.g. the ability to take in sensory data from the eye and process it in the brain’s visual cortexes into a field of vision describing basic aspects of the world such as motion, color, defined shapes, and depth perception.
Sapience: The ability of an entity to rationally and/or emotionally analyze information, deriving implications, meanings, and abstract concepts concerning underlying relationships and dynamics.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Zion National Park
Our Memorial Day pilgrimage up the Ganges of the American West.
A public ritual, both secular and sacred, featuring hundreds of spontaneous participants like ourselves.
End of the Line
Back at camp
A laptop, a handful of cell phones, and perhaps half-a-dozen iPods.
Heading northwards. Tired but happy.