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[[Gilbertus Albans]] displayed the first cognitive thinking and computer-like calculation capacity necessary for a Mentat.
 
[[Gilbertus Albans]] displayed the first cognitive thinking and computer-like calculation capacity necessary for a Mentat.
   
In the aftermath of the [[Butlerian Jihad]], computers and other forms of thinking technology were made obsolete due to the [[OCB]]'s commandment against thinking machines, "''Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind''", and, at the same time, the anti-AI laws had been placed in effect; the punishment of owning such AI device or any kind being immediate death. Human computers, also known as Mentats, trained as replacements to the mechanical thinking technology, just as the all-female [[Bene Gesserit]] and the [[Spacing Guild|Guild of Navigators]] took up the same functions that had been previously covered by the Thinking Machines prior to the Jihad which banned all thinking technology.
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In the aftermath of the [[Butlerian Jihad]], computers and other forms of thinking technology were made obsolete due to the [[OCB]]'s commandment against thinking machines, "''Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind''", and, at the same time, the anti-AI laws had been placed in effect; the punishment of owning such AI device or any kind being sentenced to immediate death. Human computers, also known as Mentats, trained as replacements to the mechanical thinking technology, just as the all-female [[Bene Gesserit]] and the [[Spacing Guild|Guild of Navigators]] took up the same functions that had been previously covered by the Thinking Machines prior to the Jihad which banned all thinking technology.
   
 
===Impact of God-Emperor rule===
 
===Impact of God-Emperor rule===
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