Friday, January 09, 2009

Quote of the Day

[Ray Kurzweil] seems to be saying that once a computer can cycle quickly enough, it will stop being an adding machine and become a sentient being. Does Kurzweil also believe that once a knitting machine makes enough mittens, it will turn into his grandmother?
--Peter K. Sampson

1 comment:

Mumon said...

Might already be the case.

Lots of folks want being human beings to be somehow special, because the alternative is not special at all.