“Although higher thought is not localizable to one region of the brain, it may be distributed to neurons throughout the brain.”
The origin of biological information is a mystery not so much highlighted by a comparison with software as downplayed by it.
I watched a bit of President Trump’s campaign launch rally in Orlando last night and found it interesting to see him crowd-testing campaign slogans.
Since humans are only the “result of purposeless, as-yet-unidentified physical phenomena,” machine are not in any way blocked from becoming what we are and much, much more.
It has to do with the difference between interpolation and extrapolation.