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good point and taken as such,

good point and taken as such, but my point was solely used to make a point. That said, you (in a way) have actually reinforced my statement. They are becoming more and more mainstream and more and more capable. As stated the big blue had to be wheeled in, now you can get a very powerful chess player to fit in your cell phone where it not even remotely the primary job of it, nor is it the only thing its doing at the time.

Also you throw in quantum computers that now use fuzzy logic to figure out things, and that is very close to human perception and thought. That basically agrees with the idea that given the time, computers will be able to at least simulate thought.

Lastly, Yes on/off 0/1 is how computers "think" but even the term "logic" denotes its intention. Just look at the creative use of that logic however... Ill use video games as an example. a normal every day computer has the ability to know its surroundings, seek you out, make choices, etc. Still playing another human is far more challenging, but they are using artifical intelligence to some if not a high degree. So, in this case, your computer is not only visualizing a world, computing the physics, computing the display and visual, computing the sounds, but it is also doing its best to think of ways to defeat you... in some games with entire armies, not just one entity. Now, I am not saying this can be directly translated to real world, but if you look into defense robots like the big dog, you can see this is an inevitable future. (getting back to my original point) If you can make a pack dog that can carry supplies walk on slick ice, address real world unexpected situations and do it better than a person for the military, is it so far of a stretch to think that private jobs may not be lost? I would suggest reading I-Robot by Issac Asimov. It paints a very accurate picture to this day and age, but also helps see a possible future.