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Old September 9 2013, 11:49 PM   #185
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Re: Fact-Checking Inside Star Trek: The Real Story

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PREMISE – The basic premise of this story, namely that a human brain is vastly more efficient than a computer complex for organizing and maintaining the life support systems of this underground settlement, is untenable even by present day computer technology. It is now evident that computers that think as humans think can be built given sufficient funds. Suggest the need for the brain might be effectively used to indicate a failure or ‘short circuit’ in the technological development of the planet.
Good grief, de Forest Research was really, really overoptimistic about computer technology. The best computers we have today pale next to the complexity of the human brain.
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