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    • Turing's Cathedral

    • The Origins of the Digital Universe
    • By: George Dyson
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1940s and '50s, a group of eccentric geniuses - led by John von Neumann - gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their joint project was the realization of the theoretical universal machine, an idea that had been put forth by mathematician Alan Turing. This group of brilliant engineers worked in isolation, almost entirely independent from industry and the traditional academic community. But because they relied exclusively on government funding, the government wanted its share of the results....

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    • Turing's vision; Von Neumann's construction

    • By john on 01-29-13

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