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How does the Brain Work? This article fascinated me. I was particularly drawn to two points: (1) The Magnetic device that would temporarily alter our brains (2) The idea that free will may in fact not be free at all. This article proves that our brains are still a mystery and theories will continue to be drawn and studied. On the subject of the magnetic device, I found another NY Times article i that described a similar device and its interesting affects. As a life-long believer in God I have always had a concrete definition of free-will. This article made me interested in the course and its relation to my beliefs. Can Robots become Conscious? As a technical person, I see almost no limit in the ability of computers. I say almost because I stop at things like consciousness. I work mostly in the field of server infrastructure, and have designed and implemented many monitoring programs. When I
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Unformatted text preview: design a monitoring program I try to think of every conceivable problem that could happen, and then make rules for those I cannot forsee. I believe this type of thinking is what makes systems intelligent, but makes them dumb as well. Theyre only as smart as I make them. But in the same breath, I realize that my daughter at 3 years of age is only as smart as I prepare her. If I dont read to her, educate her, and train her, she will never achieve her full potential. So this brings me to another point to ponderwhat is consciousness and is it learned? If so, then it can be taught. i Osborne, Lawrence. Savant for a day. New York Times . Date: June 22 2003 Online: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9506EFD81538F931A15755C0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon =&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink (visited January 22, 2009)...
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