It is obvious that there are some similarities between computers and the function of our nervous system. After all, the computer was designed as an extension of our own capabilities and could be expected to follow some of the same patterns. Many of the concepts and much of the terminology that has developed in the computer industry have counterparts in our own functional intelligence. For example, we have a short term memory that we access instantly and a long term memory that takes at least a “Hmmm” or a head scratch before it finds the info. That’s like your computer’s RAM memory, storing the short term stuff and the hard drive which stores for the long term.
Not only have computers helped us do things, but they have educated us as well. They have given us a model for understanding how life works. It is in the code.