The microchip changed the world. The chip has become the most domesticated technology since cooking. How we make chips and how we use them has a profound impact on the world economy and politics. In this one-time seminar, we will review how digital technology developed to enable the performance that we have come to expect from everything from autonomous vehicles to social media and chatbots and robots. Artificial intelligence guides medical interventions and fills every seat on the plane. Just about every action we take is moderated, adjusted, and actuated by chips in our phones, appliances, and cars. We consult with the Internet as a modern oracle. We will discuss how digital technology makes this possible today and how it might take us to a future where machines challenge us for intellectual dominance. Space is limited.