Originally Posted by flashbulb
can people calculate pi to a million digits in seconds?
yeah, I didn't think so.
The human brain is something of beauty and should never be compared to a computer. It will take a long time for a computer to be able to learn, create and "feel" as humans do. I, for one, don't even want to see it happen. Even if a computer is capable of achieving these things, it will still be distinctly, non-human (go figure).
Just realize all the things humans have done in the past 100 years (including creating these amazing machines) and sit there and think about it for a minute. Think just what you do every day, the fact that your brain facilitates your ability to communicate with people on this site, enables you to walk to the fridge; these simple things are not only amazing considering the circumstances, but do you really believe a computer can replace your mind, much less your "heart"?