The computer will always remain in the shadow of its master the brain until we understand the brain fully.

You’ve illustrated the very problem nicely.
The brain is not a computer that can be put next to a computer and then have its performance compared, thereby resulting in the conclusion that the brain has inferior processing power.

The computer is an analogy of the brain. While it’s HELPFUL to use analogies to computers (which we understand better) to explain the brains ways… nevertheless, the brain is not a computer. It is not like a computer. It can only MINIMALLY be compared to a computer for instructional purposes perhaps and maybe some curiosities like speed and such.

But we’re not anywhere close to making a computer INTO a brain. The brain is a brain. The computer is modelled after the brain. The brain is not a computer. We do not fully understand the brain. Therefore, we cannot make complete comparisons one to the other.

The computer will always remain in the shadow of its master the brain until we understand the brain fully.

But education never teaches things this way. We’re taught things the opposite way. Believe me, Daniel, I understand the depths quite well. Explaining it however, is difficult because it goes against an analogy that was once used as a convenience and has since overtaken how we conceptualize the brain itself in all of its ways.

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