G. W. Darcie was born and raised in Southern Ontario, a science fiction lover from an early age. The first psychologist he ever encountered was Dr. Susan Calvin, robopsychologist from Asimov’s classic I Robot. He went on to dabble in systems design engineering, and then to study psychology at the Universities of Waterloo and Windsor. Dr. Darcie enjoyed a long career as a clinical psychologist.
Inspired again by Asimov’s classic work, he set out to update the venerable “positronic brain” with a robotic system more reflective of the current state of science and technology. His favorite subject matter, featuring the creation and evolution of machine consciousness, arose from his long fascination with human consciousness, as well as with the intense work going on in the neurosciences to understand how it might be constructed.
He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.