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"Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all." - John F. Kennedy

What is your opinion? Why?


Asked by earlgrey at 9:30 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • I agree man is the ultimate, after all who made computers? Man!

    Answer by Momabear455 at 9:07 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Clearly, he's never been on Cafemom.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:51 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I agree. Computers don't have the capacity for abstract thought, they dont have hopes and dreams...they are heuristic machines.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Yes our brains do store a massive amount of information and it is there if we want to recall it ...but at least we are human and we have emotions which computers don't have.

    Answer by gertie41 at 9:47 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I love Kennedy quotes! I agree with skittles - the human brain has so many more possibilites, if only we coud unlock them.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:57 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • The human brain is truly amazing but then it is God made...

    Answer by agentwanda at 9:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • that we really only use like 1% of our brain-

    I thought it was 10% , geniuses are said to use up to

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:50 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Quantum computing is not that far off. At that point, I think it will be not only possible but likely for a machine to be able to do SO many calculations at a time that the computer can have independent emotional responses, will be capable of truly creative thinking, and will absolutely surpass man in the ability and willingness to think.
    About 15 years before Kennedy said that, it was thought that 6 computers could do all the computing work the US would ever need. Woz once stated that he couldn't forsee a time when a user would need more than 256k of memory.
    It's just silly to think that we really understand the capabilities of our own brain, and the capabilities of the most advanced computing machines in the world well enough to compare the two, especially now that we are on the edge of a revolution that will make breaking the 1Ghz processor wall look like a bunch of hype.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 10:45 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I just read something like this somewhere- that we really only use like 1% of our brain- imagine if we used it all!!

    Answer by skittles1108 at 9:52 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • We use all of our brain, just not all at the same time, otherwise why would it be as big as it is? ther would be no point. The brain sucks up a lot of glucose.
    Depends on your definition of extraordinary.... Computers can process bnumbers and things a lot quicker and more accuratly than we ever could.
    They can do many more things at the same time, and they can accuratly represent what is inside on a screen, human output is much less advanced than that.

    Computers can be creative. They can write music, make artworkk without any human input. And good music at that!

    Answer by Piskie at 5:28 AM on Oct. 13, 2010