Man vs. Machine


I think a machine/computer is only as valuable as the person using it and/or programming it. It can only do what it is told to do. Humans have the power of choice, have feelings, show emotion, and have the ability to change their minds. Our choices and answers to problems may not always be right, but we use our instincts and feelings to help guide our choices. Computers don't have that. Computers don't feel love, hate, pain, or happiness. They lack a soul. I think that a soul is different than a brain. Your brain can tell you not to touch something hot because it has been taught the consequences of doing so. But your soul, or heart, will override your brain if a family member was trapped in a burning house.

Here are a few articles I came across while searching for more information.

http://consc.net/misc/timemag.html

 

http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/papers/ComputersCantThink.txt

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1647086.stm