Re: is IT here? already?

Date: Sun Mar 12 2000 - 23:27:18 MST

In a message dated 3/12/00 10:16:58 PM Pacific Standard Time,

> There were commercials
> about a company called Neugent that claimed they had
> invented software that can think. I hope this is just marketing-
> speak for some tricky neural networking scheme. Someone
> please tell me the Singularity really isnt upon us yet, please.
> Im not ready to kiss up to my computer just yet.

Even if true, just because it can "think" is no cause to kiss up to
it. Ciliates "think", after a fashion, even though they don't have nerves,
but I don't think anybody will ever need to kiss up to Paramecium.
Concerns arise when it can "think better than a person" - a much
stronger claim.

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