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Have all people in Earth's history been computers?

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Nov, 2016 08:56 pm
Are we all computers? Is anyone in Denmark a computer, or anyone in Dublin?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 13 Nov, 2016 09:24 pm
@Thomas33,
No. Different people have different limitations on what can be remembered.
Some people are multi-lingual who can speak five languages (or more) fluently. I can barely speak two. I still need to look up words in a dictionary when people use $1,000 words where a .05c word will suffice.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 13 Nov, 2016 10:11 pm
@Thomas33,
We, the birds, the pets, and even the rocks, we all do computing...aah what an amazing revelation go figure. Others have call it "entropy" which is just a fancy word for one kind of "computing" that happens a lot...
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Nov, 2016 10:15 pm
The words in your posts look like English and ... yet don't quite add up. This is a "me" problem, I imagine.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 13 Nov, 2016 10:19 pm
@Ragman,
Hey Ragman, don't you know rocks give up eat and compute radiation just the same as we do at a slower pace ??? Wink
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 06:04 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
I feel like a computer some days. It takes me a hell of a long time to "boot up", and my spell check often needs some WD-40.

Do computers enjoy scrapple and eggs?
Can a computer sear a steak?


if you tickle them do they laugh?
If you cut them do they bleed?
could they tell a wood chip from a potato chip

I need a haircut
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 06:22 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
Do computers enjoy scrapple and eggs?


I thought scrapple was a fizzy apple drink. It's not how I like my eggs.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 06:49 am
@izzythepush,
heres everything you need to know about scrapple. HINT: Its an acquired taste.
I like it fried crisply and I eat it slathered with molasses (Blackstrap molasses), usually served accompanied by two eggs fried easy -over.

Its got a cholesterol count in the low millions per serving.
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 07:42 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
Computers are everything, in my perception. But then suppose a casino is a program, and all programs are equal, isn't that contradicted if not all people are meant to experience being in a casino?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 07:47 am
@farmerman,
I'm still none the wiser. I assume it's not a fizzy drink, but other than knowing it's fried with treacle and served with eggs I'm still at a loss.

I'm not trying to start an argument, I genuinely have no idea what it is. If you tell me, I'll let you know what toad in the hole is.
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Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 08:24 am
@cicerone imposter,
I think that all life forms are formula, but what confuses me is why formula as people's identity isn't the standard reference:
Why are terms like conservative and liberal the standard reference, if the reason of either term is uniformity?

Uniformity stops people from making formula the standard reference, and yet formula is that very action!
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 08:41 am
@farmerman,
Yes to all of those depending on the complexity of the calculator...we are not special snowflakes.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 12:53 pm
@Thomas33,
We are all formula, because we are the product of our environment that made us who we are. Genes and culture also has much influence on who we become/became.
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seac
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 05:21 pm
@Thomas33,
Maybe humans cannot be computers. I suspect some insects may be, although they might have limited memory space.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2016 04:33 am
@seac,
seac wrote:

Maybe humans cannot be computers. I suspect some insects may be, although they might have limited memory space.
we have this willingness to make ourselves a special case when there is nothing special about us....the freaking biosphere is far more complex then we will ever be.
People want to narrow down the definition of what is a computer when in fact nothing fundamental changes except the level of complexity from x to y machines/systems...I have now come to a point on having serious problems with the very distiction between living and non living systems. One thing I am sure about they all are computing processes.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2016 04:38 am
@Thomas33,
Thomas33 wrote:

Computers are everything, in my perception. But then suppose a casino is a program, and all programs are equal, isn't that contradicted if not all people are meant to experience being in a casino?
while all programs compute information the information is not all the same nor does it all fit the same purposes.
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