How fast should a computer to be similar to human intelligence? How fast is Commander Data's (the pale android from Star Trek) CPU in term of our standard of measure (giga hertz). I'd like a computer that watch TV and later tells me "you know what, that was a crappy movie cuz Tara Reid can't act". How about; "good morning zulu, what a lovely day. seeing that you're stressed out, I am going to do the taxes for you and file it. and looks like the dog doesn't like Alpo, I'll order Iams. And since you need a lady for the night, I know just who to call". How about, "I don't really like to be called Peter. I want to be Shirley". Maybe few hundred tera-hertz?