Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Computer as Mind

Is it possible that human beings have accidentally shaped the computer as an avatar of the human mind? The autonomic system (BIOS, Processor, Buses, Communication Protocols, etc), the subconcious (daemon programs, background processes, root-programs, etc) and the concious (GUIs, active programs and processes and real-time access to memory & data) minds are all represented...

Just a thought.

4 comments:

michelle said...

I actually completely agree with you that a computer is in replace of a human mind. Good post!

Anonymous said...

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kevin_kelly_on_the_next_5_000_days_of_the_web.html

you might like that

Invictus_88 said...

It's how we were taught about computer systems at school actually.

Steven Alleyn said...

Really? I remember from my time in electrotech that they described computer systems more like a city's transit system... *shrug*