By Serge Kreutz

It is predictable that mankind will construct supercomputers designed as neuronal networks, and that these will surpass the intellectual capacities of humans. This is all just a task of a lot of neuroelectronics, and a bit of neuromechanics.

But in all that excitement about electronic brains, including the hypothetic option of downloading one’s brain onto a computer harddisk, one fundamental fallacity gets commonly overlooked.

We are not just a collection of data. We are even not primarily a collection of data. More than anything else, we are feelings.