The computer is an extension of the brain. No point in debating if art imitates life or life imitates art, it's a feed-back loop. The brain is a medium for consciousness. The computer is a medium for the brain. Follow the process, stop inventing conclusions. The computer will mimic the mind because the mind invented the computer. Duh
Technology will always be an extension of biological interplay occurring inside the mind/matter interface. Artificial intelligence is a misnomer, it's simulated intelligence- sourced from THE consciousness which 'moves' through all things simultaneously.
When integrated circuits become self-sustaining, independent, units of information, they'll still be a part of the whole world around em. Right now, we can unplug computers and cease operation. Furthermore, when computers become autonomous, they'll still be connected to the system of systems which gave birth to the information they process.
Side-note, neurons remind me of root systems... Perhaps trees invented brains. Just saying.
The occidental tradition of going outward for 'enlightenment' or 'knowledge' produces space as the final frontier. The oriental tradition of going inward for 'enlightenment' or 'knowledge' produces consciousness as the final frontier. As we, the East & West, merge (as forms of archetypal epistemological investigation), Consciousness & Space become one single movement. Hence the end of dialectical tension, tribalism, and binary conflict. All material things become programmable, and intelligent selection replaces natural selection. The computer itself is a manifestation of our ability to go inward and outward for new forms of 'organized' awareness/patterns of perception.
Computers are evolving to basically be more and more like the human brain. This would suggest, that the human brain basically is a computer, or more precisely, a network of computers.
Semantically-oriented thinkers thought the same bout print when it took over communication (aka, reading the book of life/nature). Humans tend to shift or reinterpret their cosmological perspectives when new technologies emerge and reorganize the world. Written symbols or script/print culture gave us mechanics, classification, compartmentalized occupation, recorded history, etc. In-fact, the early sciences mirrored print (fragmentation of process) in their investigations of nature. The idea that an individual can become objective is a side-effect of print culture.
Computers are not evolving, humans are evolving. Computers are not independent 'things.'
Life is a network of happenings
, computers will never be anything more than the world around em. You must remember, you body is not just a barrier, it's a bridge; Point A to point B, you 'feel' out the network.
Unfortunately, you're being trained to think therefore believe in, and ultimately accept, the evolution of the computer. At any moment you can unplug it, but you're too involved in calculating our myths... Actively engaged in obsolescing yourself, inventing reasons for why it must happen. People are stupid, consciousness is a joker, and the universe never lies.