WolframAlpha answers the big question...

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Comment by Boatman on August 16, 2012 at 9:35am

I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords.

Comment by Physeter on March 15, 2014 at 12:38am


Comment by Unseen on March 15, 2014 at 1:14am

Don't forget your towel!

Comment by Diane on March 15, 2014 at 5:54pm

Just like the other gods, man-made.  Great answer from the Machine!

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 16, 2014 at 4:49am

When I first heard the story it had several stages. Each stage after the first consisted of adding to the computer's capabilities, asking the question, and the computer's replying "Not enough capability."

After as many such stages as the audience can bear, the computer replies, "There is now."

Comment by Gregg R Thomas on March 16, 2014 at 10:35am

Finally the Messiah has arrived.

Comment by Doug Reardon on March 16, 2014 at 9:15pm

Wasn't that a short story by Issak Asimov?

Comment by Ron Humphrey on March 17, 2014 at 5:11am

I think the story by Asimov is called the 9 billion names of God.  It is about some monks in Tibet who get a super computer to help them write the 9 billion names of god.  When they finish, the world ends.   As the technicians who installed the computer are driving away, they notice that the stars are going out one by one.

Comment by Andy Hoke on March 20, 2014 at 8:47pm

Can the creation destroy it's creator?

Comment by Andy Hoke on March 20, 2014 at 8:50pm

Do creators create their own destruction?


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