Man vs. Machine

796 Words Aug 1st, 2005 4 Pages
Man vs. Machine

Over the years, man has come up with countless inventions, each more resourceful than the last. However, as the computer age continues, mankind is threatened. Ridiculous, some may say, but I say look around! The computer has already begun to control so many of the vital functions that man has prided himself upon before. Our lives are now dependent on a computer and what it tells you. Even now, I type this essay on a computer, trusting that it will produce a result far superior to what I can do with my own to hands.

It has been commonly said that the computer can never replace the human brain, for it is humans that created them. Is this a good reason why the computer must be inferior to humans? Even if we just focus
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The human brain can learn to understand anything, it can grasp the central concept of anything. Also, emotions are not capable in a computer. It allows the human brain to have evolved beyond a problem-solving machine. Emotions open the mind to an endless realm of possibilities. The reason why computers cannot create is because of the lack of emotions. For example, anger allows the imagination to roam, inventing concepts of new, ever more powerful weapons of destruction. Puzzlement causes the mind to think of solutions. Curiosity leads to attempts to satisfy it, producing new discoveries and ideas.
On the other hand, the computer is clearly superior in many other aspects. In sheer speed of computation and retrieval of data, the computer is obviously by far the stronger. It has the capacity to handle things on a far bigger scale than the human brain could ever do. Measurements, results, applications can all be done to the smallesst details, far beyond the human brain 's capabilities. Calculations can be done with an accuracy nearly impossible to achieve manually.

In conclusion, computers are far from perfect . They have only a limited capacity for learning and even this usually is not entirely accurate, for the computer lacks the common sense of the human brain, thus it cannot accurately realize its own mistake, if any.
The human brain has many flaws just as it has advantages. The random mindset of the human brain gives

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