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The notion of having wired counterparts around to either help us with our daily lives or take over the world and enslave us has long been a cornerstone of Sci Fi lore.  The fact is we’re humans (most of us anyway) and are just designed better. Our capacity to process a multitude of tasks on extreme low voltage is astounding. There will come a time though – in the future – when doctors and scientists alike will discover that we are in fact descendants of Intel.