Are Computers Sentient?


Sometimes, I swear computers are sentient beings.  They know when we’re on a deadline, or need information PDQ/ASAP or when you’re needing bank/bus/billing information, then the person on the phone tells you their computer went down.

Ever happen to you?  Thought so.

I was writing an article recently that had to be completed before a deadline and my computer bugged out, forcing me to run scads of scans that each take hours to complete.  In effect, making my day worthless for writing or composing.  If I do try to open programs while the scans are taking place, the computer is slower than molasses in January in North Dakota.  FYI: that’s pretty darn slow.  Use your imagination.

I have a smartphone as well.  Sometimes I need to send out information via text (since i’m hearing impaired) and the phone will die and reboot itself for no apparent reason.  Does my tablet computer and smartphone communicate and plan to thwart me?

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