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Critical Thinking, scientific thinking, cognitive biases, logical fallacies, Scientific method
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The Machine of a New Soul

The Machine of a New Soul | Scientific Thinking | Scoop.it

ANALOGIES change. Once, it was fashionable to describe the brain as being like the hydraulic systems employed to create pleasing fountains for 17th-century aristocrats’ gardens. As technology moved on, first the telegraph network and then the telephone exchange became the metaphor of choice. Now it is the turn of the computer. But though the brain-as-computer is, indeed, only a metaphor, one group of scientists would like to stand that metaphor on its head. Instead of thinking of brains as being like computers, they wish to make computers more like brains. This way, they believe, humanity will end up not only with a better understanding of how the brain works, but also with better, smarter computers.


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Singularity in the works. Both technologies: artificial genome and a programmable biological cell that has a logic circuit  have had recent success. Neuromorphic engineers are creating computers that work like biological human brains. Now combine with an artificial genome and programmable biological cell technologies. I think we better use this technology to evolve the human race before we become an extinct god of a future life form that thinks of us as primitive rotting bags of flesh. We do have a choice between being superhuman or extinct.

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What makes scientists tick?

What makes scientists tick? | Scientific Thinking | Scoop.it
Psychologist Greg Feist is trying to find out what drives scientific curiosity, from ways of thinking to personality types...

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