After reading the article linked below I'm wondering just how realistic it would actually be to create a Zetaflop computer. Such a powerful computer would certainly be a powerful tool in science e.g. we could actually map and accurately predict the wheather patterns for the whole planet. Though could we be actually creating a monster? Is there a risk that creating such a powerful computer, indeed a computer more powerful than our own brains, could ever result in it gaining sentience?
Zetaflops | QUANTLABS.NET