Neural network styles of computing have enabled the design of computers which can mimic the abilities of the brain, though none are approaching the efficiency of said organ in a normal human.
On the near horizon are computers which can learn from their own mistakes. Commercial versions of such types of computer chips are set for release in 2014. What this means is that this coming year, computers will surpass the minds of leftists. Quite a bit more work will be required to bring the functioning of computers to the level of normally functioning humans, with the ability to from experience to bypass, circumvent or otherwise avoid errors.
In the future is the possibility of making the “crash” (Obamacare, for example) completely obsolete, as computers are created with the ability to learn to adapt and compensate for malfunctions.