what will the last computer look like?


Beyond the Last Computer
by Philip Emeagwali

He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, the Nobel prize of supercomputing.

“One day, the Internet will become our shared planet-sized supercomputer and individuals will become nodes on the Internet and the Internet, as we know it, will become obsolete and “disappear” into our collective memory,” he said.

I felt the hard, cold steel of a gun against the back of my head. I spun around and saw my assailant’s finger shaking on the trigger: “Don’t run or I’ll shoot you,” he said. I was just 14 years old, and death was a stranger to me….. ”

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