Since the war over the new financial system has been in limbo over the holidays this week we will examine the possibility we are actually dealing with a rogue artificial intelligence. Two separate individuals claiming to represent a group called Majestic 12 (but who do not know each other) have made this claim. Already, in some countries, only 3% of the money in circulation is in physical, analogue cash form; the rest is digital. That means many humans are already dependent on powerful financial computer systems for their physical needs. Are these computer systems becoming self-aware? There are also increasing reports of “people” on sites such as Facebook who, after much dialogue, appear not to be actually human but are instead sophisticated computer programs. Are we witnessing the birth of silicon based life?