A friend asked if I thought there would ever be a computer that could think like a human. I said absolutely no. But now I’m not so sure. With the experiences I am having with my computer, I think the computer has already matched the human mind. When it gets too much information too quickly, it just seizes up. Well mine did not exactly “seize” as if it had a grand mal seizure but it certainly came to a halt. However it made a great effort to find the problem. I was too naive, innocent, or just plain dumb to figure out what I had to do to help it. It appeared to want my help.
Like when I was horseback riding in along the Snowy River in Australia. We were crossing a narrow 2-foot deep gully in a driving rain. I expected the horse to take me across. The poor little critter stumbled and I fell off. He trembled as if he had done some awful thing and it was all his fault. I could fairly feel him apologizing to me for the mishap. Well, I later learned that if I had held the reins tightly he would have had a brace with which to make the jump. I ended up soothing him so we succeeded in getting back to camp.
At this point I do not know what I can do to sooth my faithful computer. I do sympathsize with the overload that may have caused its problem. I feel the same overload when my schedule is interupted by unforeseen company or requests that I feel honor bound to fill. So far I have not “seized” up although my ears ache and my head is stuffed from Russian Olive tree pollen. I resort to chicken soup and vicks vapor rub.
Do you suppose that will work on my computer?