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What do we use the computer for?
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One of the most diverse tools humans have created. Digitally make people and things look good or impossible. Computer models ingest, process, and predict just about everything we humans can find statistical data for with a grain of salt taken into account.
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Flying_Sea_Turtle wrote:

One of the most diverse tools humans have created. Digitally make people and things look good or impossible. Computer models ingest, process, and predict just about everything we humans can find statistical data for with a grain of salt taken into account.


Right but if you look back like 50 years, we grow crops, we eat, we live, and we sleep. We are not here to serve computers, the computers are here to serve us.

If you somehow make computers have molecular transformation ability to create food, sure that would be worth it.

If you somehow make computers to give us digital immortality to live a long time, sure that is worth it too.

But right now the computers can do neither as of now that I can see.
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For me it's databasing. My books, music, movies, and video games are in there own databases. I like it so much I have my own USB hand scanner. Make the work so much easier. It good to be organized.
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Imoutos.


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Anime.
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Well I use my computer for checking e-mail, entering my time sheet, watching anime, listening to music, etc.
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Trying to find a job in Digital forensics or cyber security. As well as gaming, watching anime, etc.
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fredreload wrote:

Well most of all gaming and internet, but is that all that computer can do? Digital immortality, molecular transformer, does any of that makes it into the list?


P.S At least there should be digital immortality


But that's all we really made them to be. Overpowered calculators and combined multimedia/telecommunications devices.

Nothing more and nothing less.

I think the internet and the computer is just overhyped. (and is because as you point out, they're virtually synonymous.)
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The digital electronic computer has, had, and will have no practical purpose that a human being cannot do better.


???

Computers calculate very accurately, and at speeds humans can never hope to match. They have been used to computationally prove the Kepler conjecture, and will likely find more use in mathematics. They allow us to store, transmit, and display massive amounts of information, especially visual information, and afford us a degree of access to that information that libraries have trouble matching. That capacity for information transmission facilitates the spread of ideas in sciences and society, and can be intentionally used for that purpose. They are extremely useful for modeling scenarios and objects, as well.

Computers are great at optimizing delivery routes and other routines, and when used to operate robots, make for exceptional manufacturers for some purposes.

And, although it might not be a 'practical purpose,' computers have been beating us at chess and checkers for more than 20 years, and they're overtaking our best 'Go' players now, too.
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I think I can sum it up in three words: Porn, Music, and Memes
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gornotck wrote:

The digital electronic computer has, had, and will have no practical purpose that a human being cannot do better.


???

Computers calculate very accurately, and at speeds humans can never hope to match. They have been used to computationally prove the Kepler conjecture, and will likely find more use in mathematics. They allow us to store, transmit, and display massive amounts of information, especially visual information, and afford us a degree of access to that information that libraries have trouble matching. That capacity for information transmission facilitates the spread of ideas in sciences and society, and can be intentionally used for that purpose. They are extremely useful for modeling scenarios and objects, as well.

Computers are great at optimizing delivery routes and other routines, and when used to operate robots, make for exceptional manufacturers for some purposes.

And, although it might not be a 'practical purpose,' computers have been beating us at chess and checkers for more than 20 years, and they're overtaking our best 'Go' players now, too.


Well the thing is I got a computer back home, but analyzing trends and fashions, it's like making money on money. Sure it got a whole lot of computing power, but eventually we will run out of things to compute, and the eventual computations does not get us food or water. Don't you think there should be something more? Like a hidden secret or ability for computer to do things? That pressing a button would enable us to go at speed mach 8?
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fredreload wrote:
Sure it got a whole lot of computing power, but eventually we will run out of things to compute, and the eventual computations does not get us food or water. Don't you think there should be something more? Like a hidden secret or ability for computer to do things? That pressing a button would enable us to go at speed mach 8?


Umm... no. That's like asking why a book can't make breakfast for me. It's because that's not what a book is. A computer computes things. That's what it is. A button to make us go mach 8 would be something else entirely- probably a rocket of some kind.
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