The wood had experienced an intelligence beyond its capacity immortalize pieces of its body into this work of man. This concept may even be extended to include rocks in a road, to helium in a balloon.
Metropia. Maybe that is why I secretly desire to shave my head, even though I think it would look terrible.
6 Epochs of Knowledge, I realize that the final epoch is outside of its time, from all the past 5 epochs; self memory, primal communications, drawing, spoken language, and writing systems. None have happened at a pace fast enough for consciousness to occur. For the first time ever, the internet will allow us to communicate information fast enough for a super consciousness to emerge. The internet may already be conscious, but still in an alien dormant state.
One Singularity surprise may be it arising right from under our feet; as our simulations take to themselves. But fear not, the imprint of man on machine will be inevitable. We are its origin.
Imagine an interactive game so intricate that it wakes up in its "simulation". Perhaps fueled by the conscious observer who playing the video game (or multiple conscious players; MMO). This is just one reason I have conceived the quantum video game. To introduce the quantum "random" aspect to an experience which consciousness may directly influence and evolve. With practice, a trained observer may collapse the quantum random bits with ever increasing conscious intent.