The new Idea Channel, which is about the kinds of horror that face swap apps evoke, made me think: do computers think metaphorically, in any meaningful way?
Because virtually all of human thought is metaphorical. We think about things pretty much in no other way than by mapping the variables of our current subject onto the structural format of some prior subject. Is there any sense in which computers do that? Or is computer thought intrinsically literal, in a way that humans are incapable of sharing?
I don't have anywhere to go with this, except to point out once again that computer superintelligence is not going to be human-like.