On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:02 PM, Colin Geoffrey Hales <
cgha...@unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

>  http://www.edge.org/response-detail/25377
>
>
>
> *Neil Gershenfeld* <http://www.edge.org/memberbio/neil_gershenfeld>
>
> *Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms; Author, FAB*
>
>
>
> Totally agree: He blames Turing and von Neumann
>
>
>
> So do I.
>
>
>
> We stopped doing real empirical work on the inorganic brain 60 years ago.
> We failed for 60 years to make an inorganic brain.
>
>
>
> Computer “Science” was never and never will be an empirical science at
> all. It is 100% the experimental exploration of theoretical models .... and
> has been generationally systemically confused with empirical science.
>
>
>
> Party’s over.
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Colin
>
>
>
That guy makes the mistake of believing computer science is about
computers, which is the same error as believing astronomy is about
telescopes. (Borrowed from a possible quote from  Edsger Dijkstra)

Jason

-- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Everything List" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.

Reply via email to