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Originally posted by intrptr
Originally posted by blocula
reply to post by intrptr
How does the computer im using right now "know" what i want it to do and then do what i ask it to do? because of its memory? and is memory and knowledge the same? Humans would'nt be able to think of anything without our knowledge,our memories and so is the computer i'm using now actually thinking? I dont know,i'm getting a little tired from "thinking about thinking" and i think i'm starting to ramble a little,or maybe i just think i am?
edit on 20-3-2012 by blocula because: (no reason given)
At least you "know" you are tired. A computers memory is not but a vast array of stored "bits", i.e., "1"s and "0"s. Think of a light switch on a wall. On is one and off is zero. Clicking the switch of and on a billion times a second is one "GigaHertz" A long line of ports string these ones and zeros out in a very specific "programmed" fashion. If just one Glitch occurs the whole "symphony" of reading data from addresses and presenting it in "character" form for you to read and type will "crash". The computer must work exactly as programmed by humans without missing one single "1" or "0" or else... gibberish. Total failure. There is no room for error.
To be true there are "error routines" that can "fix" certain anomalies. But that is only as far as input and output go. CPU or core programming bugs in OS for instance are fatal. Power off and reboot. If the problem recurs it is a "bug" that needs revision. The computer does not "think". Memory is only grids of stored "1"s and "0"s. These are stored and retrieved in strings that "equate" to higher and higher forms of data until reaching your keyboard or screen. When you type an A, the computer translates that "A" into "1s" and "0"s that are stored at a memory "location" (in a grid). Nothing more or less. As far as the computer is concerned the difference between an A and any other "character" is simply a different combination of "1s" and "0"s at another memory "location".
See? Very simple. Now go to your light switch and rattle out some "1"s and "0"s (Binary Code) and call me in the morning.
Originally posted by Orderamongchaos
A human is nothing more than an organic machine that can react dynamically to it's environment. To say synthetic life will never reach this level is simply ignorant. To say it will never reach this level without our help, however, may be a valid assumption. We are human and we love to tinker with new ideas, if nothing is stopping us from continuing research on synthetic life, then it is highly probable that we will create it.
Originally posted by buddha
what is life?
some say that ever thing has life in it.
the wind rocks.
people still denie that dogs and animals can think.
but if you look at a well traind monkey.
you can see that it can think.
but some will say it just parrets what it was traind to di!!!
life if NOT just what a human is.
humans have a God complex!
they like to think they are part gods.
and that they are the only one!
Plants think and feel.
but most just turn a blind eye.
life is an energy that is in ever thing.
Originally posted by craybiez
reply to post by karen61057
memories can be in the form of knowing or photographic our brains just retrive this info, if a copier learns to use better paper because of a program priority then it would know to ask for it, but if its given a program to ask for blue ink or it will turn off then it would be a fifty fifty chance they would keep turning off
Originally posted by craybiez
reply to post by andersensrm
it couldn't differ-ate between something meaningful or terminate itself without prior programming hence stupid not AI