This Is Your Brain in the Cloud
In his new book, How To Create a Mind, Ray Kurzweil looks at the “pattern recognition” theory of the human mind, arguing that all higher-order thinking is based on a consistent pattern-recognition algorithm. 
"The neocortex is a metaphor machine," Kurzweil tells Big Think. "That’s why humans are creative." The difference, for instance, between humans and other primates is we have a large neocortex. Our big forehead "was an enabling factor that permitted the evolution of language and technology and art and science."
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This Is Your Brain in the Cloud

In his new book, How To Create a Mind, Ray Kurzweil looks at the “pattern recognition” theory of the human mind, arguing that all higher-order thinking is based on a consistent pattern-recognition algorithm. 

"The neocortex is a metaphor machine," Kurzweil tells Big Think. "That’s why humans are creative." The difference, for instance, between humans and other primates is we have a large neocortex. Our big forehead "was an enabling factor that permitted the evolution of language and technology and art and science."

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