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Ray Kurzweil, termed heir apparent to Thomas Edison:  "One cubic inch of nanotube circuitry, once fully developed, would be up to 100 million times more powerful than the human brain."

Some say computers will replace the human brain, Making it irrelevant, a museum relic, and obsolete. Nothing in humankind’s experience will be the same. Even exceptional minds will be unable to compete. Those who hold that view cite signs now apparent— Millions put on the street by computer technology. The trend they say is unstoppable and transparent. Microchips and cyberspace will trump our biology. But from whence will computers get their morality? Which is not to say that humankind’s is flawless. But there is the issue of the intricacies of legality. Could computer control be clinical if not lawless? All of this despoilers decry as the stuff of inanity. Computers do only what humans code them to do. But visionaries like Kurzweil have all their sanity, And computers that rule could one day come true.

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Date: 12/19/2014 12:36:00 AM
Let's hope the day never comes, but very nicely done
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Date: 12/19/2014 6:52:00 AM
Thank you, Michael. According to Kurzweil, technology is tripling every year. With you, I'm not sure that will be a good thing.