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If your statement is "Brains and Computers we have today are not the same" then I would agree.
If you are saying "Brains and all computing devices that humans can build will never be the same" then you are wrong.
A brain is simply a massively parallel mesh network of signaling nodes. at their most basic level the nodes pass digital signals using chemical vectors. Unless you can show that it is impossible to construct such a computer outside the reproductive process of humans, your position is unsupportable.
(quasiquote (While allanregistos's cannot think of himself as conscious, though he can be programmed to act as one, it is stupidity to think that he is conscious.))
There, I fixed your statement. The only reason I have for believing that other humans are conscious is that they act conscious. Therefore, if a robot or computer acts conscious, I will assume that it is conscious.
You don't have a free will or conciousness, you're only wired to stupidly think you do ...prove this wrong.
And/or: you were forced into this world without your consent, and the most reliable indicator of your life is when/where/to whom you were born and raised - oh, and if one would want to opt out ...well, that just happens to be a very bad thing under the schema which participated in wiring you, forbidden under the threat of eternal punishment.
(that IBM chip is just an early effort on a looong road of future efforts, nothing "done" about it) Edited 2012-07-01 00:12 UTC