…computers will not take over the world, they cannot replace us, because they are not designed, as we are, for ambiguity.
Imagine the predicament faced by a computer programmed to make language, not the interesting communication in sounds made by vervets or in symbols by brilliant chimpanzee prodigies, but real human talk. The grammar would not be too difficult, and there would be no problem in constructing a vocabulary of etymons, the original, pure, unambiguous words used to name real things. …
“The Corner of the Eye”