There are things involved in thought that are not understood yet, and there are things that come into the "thinking picture" that occur outside known biology, not to mention known physics. Like maybe I ought to tell our VP to claim the prize somebody's offering. Every time I remember his answering the phone while I'm in his office, he has his hand hovering over the phone for 10 seconds *_before_* it makes a peep. We can give them lots of "human-behavior" appearance, for sure. Response to normal conversations. They're just glorified versions of what I saw on one of the early PC's (Kaypro). If you waited too long between keystrokes, some programmers thought it'd be cute to make it come up with a message, "Come on! We don't have all day!" Or Hal, as portrayed in the novel 2010 or the movie. Personified by his "maker". They are bits and bytes, on-off switches. But they can sure be used wrong! And they have been and they will be. Alan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Sims" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:16 AM Subject: Re: New iSeries model ? | Hi Neil - | | I wonder if it will turn out to be a "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" kind of | thing - a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein where the computer | gained self-awareness and became "alive" as a result of its capacity | reaching the same order of magnitude as the human brain. | | Ken | Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of | my employer or anyone in their right mind. | | _______________________________________________ | This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries (Midrange-NonTech) mailing list | To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@midrange.com | To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, | visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-nontech | or email: Midrange-NonTechfirstname.lastname@example.org | Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives | at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech. |
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