The question is - Are human machines? For me the answer is yes. It could be a rather disturbing thought, but all I want is some of your thoughts. My reason is simple, we function in a similar way a machine does. All machine needs a source of energy, we do too. For machine, it could be the fuel, the electricity etc. - energy, for us, the oxygen we take in that undergoes a series of chemical reaction that provides us with energy. The fact that machines requires electricity to operate, our brain sends electrical impluses to muscles in order for us to do the most basic movement. In this case, our nerves are just like wires - a path for electricity to travel from one plance to another, to perform a required task. Ones may argue that we have intelligence or conciousness, which machine don't. This all depends on your view on conciousness. For me, it is the way we deals with situations depends on the knowledge we 'stored' in our brain. Isn't it just like an AI, where they reason using the knowledge stored? This knowledge grows as we gets older with more experience, and for AI or knowledge base, they also grow, as more information is stored as they encounters different situations. I once read a book, calling plants the world's best machine, with the most efficient nano-machines (the chloroplast where the photosynthese occurs). Even though our nano-technology isn't advance enough yet for us to build something similar, but, in the future, we can achieve this. If plants could be classified as a machine, so can we.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!