[FoRK] Quarters needed for Apple to put Microsoft out of our misery?

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Feb 19 12:28:55 PST 2015

*Deep Thought 1.0* is a computer that was created by the pan-dimensional,
hyper-intelligent species of beings (whose three-dimensional protrusions
into our universe are ordinary white mice) to come up with the Answer to
The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
Deep Thought is the size of a small city <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City>.
When, after seven and a half million years of calculation, the answer
finally turns out to be 42
Deep Thought admonishes Loonquawl and Phouchg (the receivers of the
Ultimate Answer) that "[he] checked it very thoroughly, and that quite
definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you
is that you've never actually known what the question was."

*Deep Thought 2.0 *Deep Thought does not know the ultimate question to
Life, the Universe and Everything, but offers to design an even more
powerful computer, Earth
to calculate it. After ten million years of calculation, the Earth is
destroyed by Vogons <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogon> five minutes
before the computation is complete.

*Deep Thought 3.0* Deep thought knows that in order to answer the question,
or even observe, Life, the Universe, and Everything(tm) it needs a computer
as powerful as "analog world analytics" to design it.  It ends up creating
the Universe to answer the ultimate question to life.

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 6:04 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>

> Deep Thought 3.0?
> On 2/19/2015 5:46 AM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>>  On Feb 18, 2015, at 12:25, J. Andrew Rogers <andrew at jarbox.org> wrote:
>>> Basically, it is bringing analytics applied to the virtual world into
>>> the physical world, with analogous implications.
>> Cool! I propose the name "analog world analytics" :-)
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