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SmartComputer

A computer that does what you want
 
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We've all had the problem: you know what you want to do. You suspect the computer knows what you want it to do. But instead of doing this, it does what you tell it to do.

It shouldn't be too much trouble for a sufficiently clever computer to do what you want to do.

Re-inforcement mechanisms could be added - for example, hit the screen when it does something wrong, pat the keyboard or mouse when it does well.

ChocolateCroissant, Feb 08 2004

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       i want to throw my computer out of a third story window at the moment , will it do that ?
slapdash loser, Feb 08 2004
  

       I'm sorry, [slapdash], I can't let you do that...
timbeau, Feb 08 2004
  

       //It shouldn't be too much trouble for a sufficiently clever computer to do what you want to do.// -- But current computers still have way to go. Look at pieces like the Autocorrect functions in MS Office products. Its one of the first things I turn off when I start working on a new computer. Hitting the computer didn't help. However, in a far, happy future there may be computers like advanced HALs that know what is good for you.
kbecker, Feb 08 2004
  

       They are designed to do what you want to do. I'm with [kbecker], remove everything that the computer thinks might help and do what *you* want.
gnomethang, Feb 08 2004
  
      
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