Solid State Entity (SSE)

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The Solid State Entity (SSE) is a highly-advanced form of artificial intelligence, proposed by John C. Lilly, that maintains control over its own host array of networked computational devices (in the form of solid state electronics, semiconductors, meaning in particular modern computers), and linked mechanical apparatus (as a body) without the direct input of its creators. In Lilly's vision of the SSE, the intelligence gradually takes control over an entire planet, reforming the entire physical structure of the world to its needs and preferences, and ultimately replaces any other forms (including its creators) with itself; and, further, Lilly held that an SSE currently exists in the galaxy, and surreptitiously seeks to influence human beings to create the conditions for the creation of an SSE on this planet.

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