On day 10, the Yuan’s voyage of intelligent exploration steers for Texas, where everything is larger than life and folks are right friendly - its very name comes from the Caddo Indian word táysha (friends). The 16th century Spanish Conquistadors who first barged into the area were anything but: They attacked and sacked Caddo towns. Spain’s grip slipped when Mexico declared its independence in 1821. Settlers from the infant US led by the Virginian Stephen Austin later overwhelmed the local Spanish-speaking Tejanos by sheer weight of arrivals. Following the epic Battle of the Alamo (1836), the bellicose Anglos wrested Texas away from them in 1837, then joined the US in 1845, only to secede again a mere 16 years later in an even bloodier war for independence - unavailing this time. As with AI, events unfold at warp speed in the Lone Star State, where cowboys in ten-gallon hats morphed overnight into oil barons in homburgs. From its capital, a humming innovation hub named for the ‘Father of Texas,’ CUNY Data Science Prof. Scott Burk posits a future in which humanity and AI are friends, helpmeets making up each other’s shortcomings for the benefit of all.