Re: Data overload?
No, humans are not programmed in the same manner as computers. That's really the point. In the end, computers are nothing more than general purpose programmable calculators, completely unable to comprehend the world around them and able to do only what they are told (assuming they are correctly instructed, which is frequently not the case). They have zero imagination, zero creativity, and only the judgment programmed into them by humans. They have zero ability to think for themselves. They are tools, nothing more and nothing less. We may someday have something like HAL or Data (which would open up a whole new can or worms); but right now, we're not even close.