I would agree with you that people expect too much of artificial intelligence. No matter how large a step one takes, the final system is criticized for not being a genius.
I would be careful about referring to computer 'thought' too anthropomorphically. There is...
This popular science magazine was SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, August 2003.
August 2003 issue
Information in the Holographic Universe
Theoretical results about black holes suggest that the universe could be like a gigantic hologram
By Jacob D. Bekenstein
A recent popular science magazine contains an article related to this very subject. I have forgotten the magazine's name. It is also interesting to note ideas R.B. Fuller expressed regarding tetrahedrons and spheres.