It has been a while for anything to leave me wordless, amused and feeling sort of satisfaction. The Emperor’s New Mind is a must to read book.
The book is not new and it has been in my mind for while now but did not get to it till recently when friend bought it for me, although I am still in the first few pages but I am enjoying it to the extent of missing my bus stops.
I would love to write a post on it later when I am done with it but thought to share just in case that post is lost in my endless to-do list (the list starts with learning Spanish to exploring the south pole passing by having sex with Monica Bellucci)
The book is asking if the Machine can be aware of itself (the Ultimate question in the Artificial Intelligence science), although this might sound a Computing related question, it is in fact a very debatable Philosophical question, I believe that AI will exist one day (some people say within 50 years we will have to expand the human rights declaration to include none Biological forms of intelligence). The book is arguing against that.
Penrose is a not only a great Physicist and Mathematicians but in fact a great Philosopher who dare to go deep in areas where others do not dare to pass by.
Last thing, I believe this book should be translated to Arabic.