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Man's future no doubt is intertwined with machines. Businesses thrive, information and thought flow freely and feats are accomplished everyday that would otherwise be impossible without the use of machines. As machines become more complex, humanity has seen fit to expand the use of machines to act as an extension of ourselves. Machines are more efficient then humans, as Licklider points out in a self test to approximate human efficiency, "about 85 percent of my "thinking" time was spend getting into a position to think, to make a decision, to learn something I needed to know." Machines on the other hand can accomplish tasks within seconds at most.
Licklider proposed that humans and machines, for now at least, need each other. He points out, "computing machines can do readily, well, and rapidly many things that are difficult or impossible for man, and men can do readily and well, though not rapidly, many things that are difficult or impossible for computers." This idea of cooperation between man and machine has become canon in modern society. There is always a webmaster to overlook server operations, always an engineer to keep the machines up and running, even if the machines themselves are created by other machines.
In our current society, machines cannot totally replace the so called "human touch". Computers currently cannot program themselves, cannot adapt to the world around them without the help of a human behind the coding. However Turing in his essay "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" theorizes that machines can be taught to be more human, can have the randomness of human decision and human error programmed into it in order to fool us into thinking that the machine is really flesh and blood. The obstacle, he points out, is programming and space. I think when it comes down to it, much of human activity can be interchanged with certain programs in the human brain. Humans are creatures of habit, and habit for a machine is programming. What I think the machines lack, and what I think they will never truly have, is the human spirit. I do not wish to use this as a religious term or argument, because to do so would only discredit the argument itself.
What I mean is, I believe that no machine can show signs of going against programming. What allows some alcoholics to swear off alcohol, or even check into AA? At what point in the human programming did the brain decide that now is the time to go against habit and turn life around? Even beyond this, can a computer adapt to something it was not created for?
I believe that computers and machines are a natural part of human evolution, an evolution that includes the invention of basic tools, culture and guns. Machines are an extension of our actions. Machines can reinvent the wheel, so to speak, but they cannot do so without some sort of programmer behind them. Licklider theorizes that the accomplishments of humans and their equipment will become inseparable. I believe he is right because computers now are only an extension of human capability. A favorite argument he uses is one of the military commander. Licklider falls short of suggesting that military commanders will someday be replaced by computers and instead suggests that the real breakthroughs need to happen in aiding the military commander communicate with his troops. And here lies the simple truth: no matter how much computers integrate themselves into our daily actions, no matter how much our society becomes likes the Jetsons, machines will never be able to replace us.