Are we computers?

Published by on september 22, 2007 at 11:38 f m

Did read a book called “The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature,” author Professor, Steven Pinker, Department of Psychology, Harvard University.

My interpretation of his and others books is the simple fact we hum sapiens are computers. We are born with different conditions: Genes, DNA we also have different processors just like a computer. But our software’s is a self-programming and the codes done by things that happens in life, like childhood, social environment, parents, brands etc.

Prozac will develop into software in the future
Today’s computers will tomorrow become biological and smarter. When they get biological we can connect with them directly so we can become ONE with technology (that will do blogging a lot more fun). When this day come there will not be any need to have millions of people in prison, for the software only need to be fixed (aggression etc). Another big problem will be hackers that will play with our reality/illusion of life. I know this is fare out, but if I am right then future will be interesting and the happiness from Prozac will be delivered as a software. I know it al sounds strange (today). But with the old saying that we only use 1% of our brains capacity, then there is 99% of your brainpower that is waiting to be discovered.

The question is not whether human nature will increasingly be explained by the sciences of mind, bran, genes, and evolution, but what we are going to do with the knowledge. Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature


Watch a good interview with Steven Pinker (if you don’t have the time to read the 500 pages book).