But I’ve watched a simple educational analogy for teaching brain functions blossom into a belief system that gets reinforced continually

I’ve worked with AI for a very long time now – since 1990 and on and off through the years, Daniel Kessey . I even had contact with David Deusche for a few years in the 90s (before he got famous for his quantum computation stuff) although we weren’t talking about that stuff on the younger Internet.

This doesn’t make me an authority by any means. But I’ve watched a simple educational analogy for teaching brain functions blossom into a belief system that gets reinforced continually and I’ve followed new technologies as they’ve emerged and the levels of HYPERBOLE being spewed out that people believe would blow my mind except it’s what’s being TAUGHT.

Same thing happened in Theoretical Physics. Mathematics is an analogy. It’s not the Universe. But it’s a mostly successful analogy and allows us to use tools to do things with.

But then.. you get people writing books and making speeches that “The Universe is Mathematics” and people buy it. Eat it up. Believe it. A scientist said it. Must be so. Yet the key piece is missing – the emperor has no clothes.

I suppose it’s inspirational. It makes good news stories. But it’s highly illogical and wrong. The analogies took over thinking because they’re easier to deal with. But still wrong.

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