Spike Jones wrote:
> Heres one I tried today: if you took the computer that is
> sitting in front of you right this minute and put it in a time
> machine, sending it back one hundred years, you could
> collect the *very best minds* in the world of that time, show
> them the machine and what it can do, and *not one* of
> them would have the foggiest clue how it works. They
> could take it apart, examine every piece, and the best
> scientists of 1901 would be quite profoundly baffled.
Yes, I've often had this fantasy. But I think it would
be more fun to send it back just 50 years and watch somebody
like Alan Turing or John von Neumann, who would have a clearer
idea of the implications of the thing, babble and swoon.
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