Taming The Infinite/ Chapter 19/ Number Crunching.
The power of the computer, seems common nowadays. There was a time though, when we did not have machines that made calculations for us, although it is true that we developed certain tools that aid our abilities of deduction, induction, and everything else. However, it is now that we are at the rise of technology, were computers can make large and complex calculations. This has benefited us tremendously; Aircraft's for instance. A n interesting idea, again further inquired by Hofstadter and other great authors, is that of artificial intelligence, a time when we have the ability to recreate our own human minds. Tempting to think, but too complex to believe it possible and logical.