Brain-Like Circuits Could Lead to Brain-Like Computers

from the cool dept

Apparently scientists have developed a computer that can mimic the activity of the brain and may have the potential to create computers that think more like humans. Of course, this seems cool, but I think there are plenty of problems with the human brain that perhaps computers don’t need. I have enough troubles with my own brain, I don’t need my computer to start acting like that too. Of course, what could be even scarier is the concept discussed in the New Scientist Magazine suggesting that the internet itself is on the verge of becoming a global brain. Now combine that with the idea of computers being able to track you down, tell if you’re lying and read your thoughts, as we’ve discussed before and damn could this be a scary world. This is beginning to sound like the Matrix…

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