Super Intelligence

First Ultra intelligent machine is the last invention of that man need ever make,
provided that the machine is docile enough to keep it under control.

~ I.J. Good, Mathematician / Chief statistician Alan Turing Code breaking team in World War II
Often quoted passage from book “Superintelligence”


Windows might take 5,000 years to Install without the Compiler

Installing Windows might take 5,000 years without the compiler

A remarkable innovation which made modern computing possible. This compelling story has at its heart a pioneering woman called Grace Hopper who – along the way – single-handedly invented the idea of open source software too.

The compiler evolved into COBOL – one of the first computer languages – and led to the distinction between hardware and software

~ Courtesy Doug Finke‘s Facebook post.