can the computer take over from man?

@BYOLA2871 (4376)
South Africa
March 13, 2008 4:30pm CST
Technology had made a lot of wonderful invention,with this we had seen a lot of people loose their jobs and computers taking over,in fact it becomes difficult these days if you are not computer compliant to do quite a lot,are human beings being replaced with computers?
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@chris1314 (787)
13 Mar 08
I agree with you all the way. There is a video on YouTube which we got shown in college the other day, made by the US gouverment, which shows loads of facts about computers and technology, it would answer your discussion in loads of detail, things like in 2009 one $500 household computer will be cleverer than 1 human brain, and in 2049 one $500 household comuter will be cleverer than everysingle human and animal brain in the WHOLE world PUT TOGETHER, which is a hell of a lot scary! Also, there are predictions that computers will end the world, because one network will go wrong which controlls nuclear rockets, and it will send one off, or an atomic bomb. and by 2049 computers will share feeling or something about the users on them. which also ment that they decide if they want to do something i.e run a program when you tell it too or not! It was really interesting, i cant think of the name of the vid, if i think of it i will post it on here for you =] Chris
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
13 Mar 08
quite an interesting one there please do let me have the title of that video as soon as you get it i will love to watch it but you see just as it has always been ,there will always be limitations as it has been planned that things will be done by man being in charge and not machine,this is portrayed in the failure of the computers to translate chinese correctly into english language in preparation for the olympics,the chinese government had tried to eliminate human factor in doing this by using computers solely in the translation process but it was a massive failure as many english words came out distorted or came out with funny meanings,the issue is you cannot alter completely the course of nature,you can only enhance it
• United States
13 May 08
There is a problem with your analogy about a network going bad and launching nuclear weapons. The computers that are connected to the network that are able to launch nuclear weapons are not connected to an outside network. The people that operate these computers must use another computer to access the outside world. Also the computers that are connected to the devices that launch nuclear weapons must first pass the signal to launch the weapons through a series of multiple switches before a launch can occur. A "bad network" of these computers would not be able to lock the manual switches that would enable them to launch nuclear weapons. Ulf
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
14 Mar 08
I think it can. the world is heading in that direction right now. I am so afraid of what the world is going to turn out to be by the year 2020. I bet alot of people will be without a job and they will only hire computer technicians and scientists and some mechanics. It is very scary.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
14 Mar 08
one thing i am sure of is that we have nothing to be scared of as human beings,why did i say this?man will alwys seek a way to alter the course of nature ,have we ver succeeded?no in fact we ususlly end up creating more problems that we need human intelligence to clear up the mess ven the one created by computers,have you forgotten about the hype about the millenium bug?what happened eventually?think of all the brutal predictions,nature will always create a balance ventually because that is the way it was meant to be.