In the mind's eye of a collectively evolving organism, a small group of objective analysts witness the first steps of a new life form. They record their observations and realise that in doing so they have fulfilled one of the criteria for sentience:
When Tecton node penetration reaches a critical threshold the first instances of memetic telesynaptic transfer may be observed. The information architecture shows expanding fissures, occurring at sites characterised by both Modernist and bioinformatic aesthetics. Tetric gaps in boundaries between worlds move in discreet groups, converging on a Kleinian emergent third space.
A developmental milestone has been achieved: self-awareness. They post their findings so all facets of the collective can take note, and see the world afresh from this new vantage point.
Node Transporter Test is part of the BFI Archive.