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The processing power of computers may not be a very good correlate to the concept of intelligence. Computers, after all, do one thing, they do math. Your brain however does something very different. Now, we can use a computer's ability to do math to emulate something like intelligence, but candidly it's more than a bit of a kludge. Your brain is not an information processing computer. Your brain does not have a processor and it does not have memory the way a computer does. Through means we don't really understand, you get intelligence in a way that's fundamentally different than how a machine does. Therefore, it does not follow in my mind that faster computers will give us more machine intelligence. If we ever get true machine intelligence, I believe that it will either be with a different kind of software entirely, or a different kind of machine.