Comment: Human thought might be overrated....

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Human thought might be overrated....

I hear what you are saying and i think you are making a flaw in your predictions.... In short, I do not think that humans will be the decision makers of the future.

Human thought is a computation based on time served as a human. ie: your mind works based on its computational power along with experiences for relevance. So, as computers become stronger, more capable, and more intelligent, the only real thing they will lack is experience. However once they start to learn from their experiences (i think some algorithms already do) and they figure out how to map those experiences, they will share that learning with a huge database (internet, other computers, etc.) and with the combined experiences of the world will become such an intelligent system that to believe it will not be able to make decisions and progress would be simply naive to believe that the power of choice, the power of asking why, etc will be solely left to the humans. In fact I would argue its already happening. In the 80's big blue beat kasparov in chess. Chess is a game of prediction, chance, and is staggeringly complicated as there are just a bewildering number of possibilities. Something like 100,000 move possibilities in the first 5 moves or something similar to that. Massive decision making skill and that was in the 80's and was better and faster than out best player in the world. I'm a technology professional, and though I love computers, gadgets and gizmos as much as anyone, i do not see a bright future. Jobs will be taken, people will starve from lack of work, and the more computers there are to do the bidding, the more that people will become expendable to the companies & shareholders. No, i do not see a great future, i do not think technology is the answer (or at least not while greed is still in the picture). In fact, the only way I see computers and their talents being a use to the people is in the case of a pure communist system where the profits of the companies is spread throughout the nation. In a free market system, only brilliant computer grads will have any chance at a living. The rest will be cattle. Make sure your children are smart as hell.