The Computer and Turing: Crash Course History of Science #36

The Computer and Turing: Crash Course History of Science #36

The history of computer science is heckin’ cool. It features the upending of basic questions, like—what is information? It has biographical oomph—only this story’s war-hero scientist, Alan Turing, was punished, not celebrated, after helping the Allies win World War Two. And the history of computer science raises profound questions about technology and society, like—how do […]

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The Singularity, Skynet, and the Future of Computing: Crash Course Computer Science #40

The Singularity, Skynet, and the Future of Computing: Crash Course Computer Science #40

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! We’re here: the final episode! If you’ve watched the whole series, hopefully you’ve developed a newfound appreciation for the incredible breadth of computing applications and topics. It’s hard to believe we’ve worked up from mere transistors and logic gates, all the way to computer […]

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