Re: Future Tech.

MikeRose (
Wed, 7 May 1997 16:18:14 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 7 May 1997, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> ... the newspapers are uncritical. The artificial brain (the "Soulsucker
> 2000 Chip") was intended as a dramatic and humoristic ending of their
> talk, but some journalists thought it was reality, and then other
> journalists copied them, and so on.

And thus, an urban legend was born. The fact it stuck, however, must mean
there is some human desire for it to be true.

How true is the old adage that a computer can only be as clever as the
programmer who designed it? How far has self-learning computing
progressed? Any books recomended?


Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,
For we are such stuff that dreams are made of.

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