I think, that the artifical intelligence would not have to be limited only into machines, robots etc. but an entire city could be sentient. Such would have a lot of good points, for example, if cars or whatever vechiles we would be using then, would be automized and a person could simply say that where he/she wants to go, the car could ask for an optimal route from the city, which would tell all the worst traffic areas etc. Ofcourse also for example crime could be reduced when the city could act as a police as well, or atleast report ongoing criminal activities. The city´s eyes could be cameras which would be placed all around the city and it could also perhaps have robots to its command to work as "arms". There could ofcourse be negative sides as well, people could become paranoid ("I swear, sometimes the city´s whatching me!") and feel that they would not have enough privacy (ofcourse every homes wouldn´t have cameras, only in streets and large public buildings). Also IF the artifical intelligence would somehow malfunction, or be hacked or just somehow find somekind of backdoor through which it could do what ever it would want etc. it could be a dangerous thing. Just think of it, if one of these cities would become hostile towards humans, it could kill all the people in the city and use the factories and rescourses of that city to build an army of robots etc. But on the other hand, perhaps the city could care about humans, know that it is made for that specific purpose and therefore only carry out its given duty as well as possible. Perhaps there could be some team monitoring the city´s activities. The city could also perhaps monitor itself and think about ways that would make the city a better place for humans and ask for permission to carry out some uprages, changes or new construction plans from the monitoring team. Still I´m sure that a sentient city would have huge amounts of benefits and creative purposes, I´m just too tierd to start thinking them right now. But post your own ideas and opinions Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I´m going to sleep Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!