Future Problem Solving

Computers are good at problems like playing chess. The goal is clear. The solution is basically try-all-possibilities in an intelligent way so you don’t really have to look at all possibilities. Computers are much faster, more dedicated and able to multitask than humans. I predict by 2030 that computers will be rapidly answering long standing questions in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Humans will mostly pose questions, no longer answer them. A human might pose a mathematical conjecture and a computer will tell him the odds it is true and then search for a proof it is true. A physicist may ask a computer to seek for a mathematical theory that explains large amounts of data.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)