On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > > >>> What can you do with your computer that you couldn't do five years >>> ago? >>> >> >> >> Do a good job at understanding the human voice. Beat the 2 best human >> players at Jeopardy. Drive a car safely for many miles over very rough >> terrain. Discovering that 2^43112609 -1 ( a number with 12,978,189 digits) >> is a prime number. Improving in it's ability to play the game of "Go" from >> being routinely beaten by a child to occasionally beating professional Go >> players. >> > > > Hardly world-transforming achievements. Incremental improvements in very > limited specialized tasks, games, abstractions... > Driving a car is not an abstraction, and anyway abstractions are what humans are supposed to be good at. And to most billionaires life is a game and money just the way to keep score. > The improvement of manufacturing in the 20th century was orders of > magnitude more significant. > Which would not have happened without computers. John K Clark -- 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.