What does "Mentat" mean?

The word mentat comes from Frank Herbert's Dune novels, and refers to a person who undergoes special training to become a "human computer" in a society where computers are taboo. Although computers are not a taboo subject on this wiki (you're soaking in them!), augmentation of the human brain by computer is not generally a topic of interest; that information should be delegated to a Transhumanist wiki, except where the computer is used for training (example: drilling on the pegs in a PegSystem).

Wikipedia has a good article on mentats in the Dune books.

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