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The Global SuperBrain - PHILIP EMEAGWALI

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Uploaded on Dec 31, 2011

A Stronger America Through Technology


I have shared this story with you
for five reasons.
First, we actually are constructing
a planet-sized supercomputer
that is a fortress
with miles of wires
and billions of computers.

Second,
I believe that our descendants will consider
our planet-sized supercomputer
a SuperBrain
and ask it the most profound questions.

Third,
such a SuperBrain
will become the repository
for humanity's intellectual capital
as well as the perfect metaphor
for gaining insight
into the relationship between science and spirituality.

Fourth,
I believe that our descendants
won't need computers.
Continuous reinvention of the computer
means that it is constantly
"out with the old
and in with the new."
As we continuously reinvent the supercomputer,
which is the computer of tomorrow,
the computer will become less comprehensible
and more complex.
History will repeat itself:
what is new and incredible today
will be the norm and expected of tomorrow.
The television
evolved
from radio technology.
Fortunately,
the name changed
to distinguish both technologies.
In the 1940s,
a seven-year-old boy was asked
which he preferred,
radio or television.
The boy answered nonchalantly:
"I prefer radio because
the pictures were better. "

Like the radio,
the computer
has been continuously reinvented
but the name remains the same.

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