Unlike anything else "words" define our thinking. Our thoughts start
with a word; think "elephant". Once the word is given, we can then
conjure up concrete and abstract thinking directed toward a desired
The words we use should mean something, as such their full
meaning should be available and used in the decision making process. There
should be no preferential treatment of one word over another.
We had our big step forward when someone said why can't we create
values and give them a name dynamically. This only took us 60
years to come up with this idea, yet even this still have naysayers.
However name resolution is much larger in scope than just static or
dynamic locations of values. It should include complete intelligent
knowledge resolution as a need to know on demand concept.
Our current desire for building a computer, starting in 1642 with the
Blaise Pascal calculator, up to today's latest systems. Computers only
perform math operations. We as software designers force our
systems into using numbers as characters, dates, and other simple units
of information. All logic is implemented with rudimentary math operations.
As we know the original design of our binary numbering system fails
constantly. It is unable to offer reliable solutions. Our first and last
design decision when building any software is how big of a number shall
I, as a programmer, allocate for this value. This decision is the curse
of the industry. Why are we forced to make such a decision?
Redesign the hardware should be our first effort in building better
systems. Have number without limits, Infinite dates, numbers with units,
characters, words, fonts, and all the basic features needed to create
Finally to have a computer system that requires no documentation.
Will computers ever become self aware?
I do not know how we are self aware. I am not sure that we are.
Many of our awareness's are automated (Vision, hearing,
breathing, thinking,... ). Our subconscious, which we ignore because we are
not aware of its role or existence, but it does exists and we are not
aware of it. Much of our awareness is self preservation. The
computer does not have a millions of years of history of being eaten.
The fear and sex awareness will never be present in computer.
humans inject our fears and prejudices into everything, especially our
children. We can, of course, program in fear and sex into
computers, it will be our own fault if we do. Will the computer become
self aware? No! not without some form of natural selection and evolution.