Scanning news releases yesterday, I quickly passed over those with headlines that reminded me that this is not the best of times economically—there was no shortage. Ditto for the political surveys predicting the unqualified success or the unmitigated failure of potential congressional actions. I simply was not up for gloom and doom or political hype from biased entities.
What finally caught my undivided attention was an item about Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) and the latest in computer research and technology. If you were around when computers first were introduced, you might recall the fear that computers would replace humans in the workplace and possibly overtake mankind. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, although HAL 9000 gave us food for thought.
It's true that computer technology has replaced some workers, but computers have a long way to go before they can truly mimic human reasoning—a necessary part of many successful endeavors—or do they?