from the chips,-ahoy! dept.
In a commentary in the Los Angeles Times spurred by the release of the film A.I., Bart Kosko, a professor of the electrical engineering at USC and author of Heaven in a Chip (Random House, 2000), places himself in the intellectual camp that sees a merger of humans and their technology as inevitable.
"It will be far easier to make us more like computers than to make computers more like us," says Kosko. He concludes: "So forget "A.I.'s" vision of lumbering machines that simply mimic our pre-computer notions of speech and movement and emotions. Brains and robots and even biology are not destiny. Chips are."