The brain, in other words, is not simply a conception machine that works upon logical inputs. Instead, body image, affect, the unconscious, and other images and sensations are parts of thinking. There are more than Billion neurons in the brain and each neuron has between 1, and 10, connections with other neurons.
All told, "the number of possible permutations and combinations of brain activity, in other words the numbers of brain states, exceeds the number of elementary particles in the known universe. I think Connolly is right. And yet, even if human thinking is multilayered, complex, and not rationally deliberative, it is not inconceivable that computers might someday approach human thinking.
More importantly, however, is the fact that as human beings continue to "enhance" their thinking with technology and computer-assistance, their own thinking will increasingly be rationalized. A few questions:. Will we, technologically given the ability to process stimuli at speeds not humanly imaginable, be able to cognitively evaluate our stimuli and overcome the limits of human thinking? Is this a problem? As Ben Stevens keeps asking on this blog: so what?
Does "non-human" mean "inhuman"? Hannah Arendt certainly thinks so. At the most basic level, Arendt thinks that humans, to be human, must be subject to chance, to fate, and to the spontaneity of a world beyond their control. Humans must, in other words, be mortal beings who are born and die in ways beyond their control.
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