Linked by MOS6510 on Sun 6th Oct 2013 10:59 UTC
Apple

This wasn't Grignon's typical route to work. He was a senior engineer at Apple in Cupertino, the town just west of Campbell. His morning drive typically covered seven miles and took exactly 15 minutes. But today was different. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco. Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets. Jobs was about to fulfill that wish. Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they - along with the rest of the world - would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone.

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RE[9]: Next thing
by sdeber on Tue 8th Oct 2013 07:36 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Next thing"
sdeber
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2005-07-06

So far, no one has a good understanding about internals of human brains. Also the meaning of "computing" has been narrowed to a small number of computational models. So people get the false impression that computer are "faster" than human brains.

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RE[10]: Next thing
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 8th Oct 2013 15:36 in reply to "RE[9]: Next thing"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes and No. Its complicated. I guess I should have specified I was specifically talking about being able to analyze data and react to it. Most modern computers would blow us away, if they had the right inputs and the right programming. The challenge that I see is getting the inputs and the programming down. The raw computing horsepower is there.

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