Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 10:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Development "Computers are ubiquitous in modern life. They offer us portals to information and entertainment, and they handle the complex tasks needed to keep many facets of modern society running smoothly. Chances are, there is not a single person in Ars' readership whose day-to-day existence doesn't rely on computers in one manner or another. Despite this, very few people know how computers actually do the things that they do. How does one go from what is really nothing more than a collection - a very large collection, mind you - of switches to the things we see powering the modern world?"
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TM99
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2012-08-26

You are attempting to mix economic arguments with political idealism, education reform, and predictions about events 50 years into the future concerning programming.

You want to predict the future? Look at the past in that particular field or arena and conservatively estimate probabilities no more than five years out.

Otherwise you are just in a fucking fantasy world.

Obviously you were not trained well in critical thinking or in argumentation as you have not addressed any of the replies that address various flaws in your ideas, your logic, or your arguments.

I did address your points so this discussion with you is at a close. Enjoy your day.

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