Computers are only as smart as the people that program them

Now that I am becoming a blogger(I’m a late bloomer, I always have been)  the idea of computers influencing our lives seems like a good topic.  The limitations of computer software were seen in the stock market problem we had recently as the dow lost 1000 points in 5 minutes or when programs written to make lots of money failed during the sub-prime mess.  Science needs people that can think in computer language and have creative ideas that can advance science.  The process of gene expression analysis requires computer programming, but the computer programmers don’t know how the complex world of genes work.  Its like fishing and the sonar can’t tell if you are over a really large salmon or a bunch of little fish that aren’t worth catching.

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