<< Continued from More Complex System Needed for Humans
To elaborate, we will compare how humans and non-living systems process data.
If you need a system which detects yellow colour and responds to it according to its pre-programmed action, a rule based system like computer software can work very well. Instead, if you need a system, e.g., to detect and compare what shade of yellow colour, and if there are more shades of yellow, based on its average, which is the ruling yellow colour, and if there is ambient light being cast on the object, what is its colour and intensity, and if there is a pattern, which area of the pattern is being considered, and if the object is soft, how soft, and if it is hard, how hard, etc., and then processing such information with previously stored data to realize what it is, based on its context with other entities in the environment, and then coming to a conclusion of how to react to it, taking into consideration results of earlier interactions with the same or similar object, store and use them when the same or similar object is to be interacted with again, and if similar, how similar, etc., the process can become cumbersome, as the system also needs to "know" if, when and which of the past interactions or future projections need to be considered and processed with the current data in order to benefit from current and future interactions.
Also, when the above example only considers reacting to one yellow coloured object, in human life, such processes keep happening with every changing interaction throughout the lifespan, that too, in continually changing environments and conditions.
And it doesn't stop at that. As human beings interact with other human beings throughout their lifespan, additional to erroneous perceptions mentioned above, emotions, moods, attitudes, etc., also get involved in modifying them, as they play a major role when they interact with each other.