Stop fetishizing the latest technology


The brain was not a mechanical device in 1750, just because such devices were the cutting edge of technology then. And brains are not computers today, just because computers are the latest whiz-bang technology.


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  1. On the other hand - it is not inconceivable that some future whiz-bang technology might provide us with a good model of how the brain works, is it ?

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  2. Computers couldn't beat humans in 1960, because they can't truly think about strategy.

    Computers can't appreciate a poem in 2016, because they can't truly think about art.

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    1. They still can't think about strategy, Silas. They don't think at all.

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    2. By the way, this is like the 20th time you have posted this same dumb argument. The fact that computer technology is improving has *absolutely no bearing* on whether AI is a real thing!

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