On Feb 11, 8:04 pm, Quentin Anciaux <allco...@gmail.com> wrote: > 2012/2/11 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>
> > > All computers are as dumb as anything could be. Any computer will run > > the same loop over and over forever if you program them to do that. > > It's not because you can program's them to being slavingly dumb to do a > thing *that's the only thing they can do*, that's a "program" mean. That's what being dumb is - not being able to figure out how to do anything else than what you already do. Intelligence is the ability to make sense of any given context and to potentially transcend it, which is why it can't be programmed or simulated (but it can be imitated trivially for specific functions). If it weren't that way we would not be having this discussion. Machines would exhibit creativity and versatility and would be widely considered identical to animal and human life. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.