(‘John ‘McCarthy)

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(‘born ‘1927)
(‘championed ‘ai)
(‘created ‘lisp)
(‘thought-up ‘space-elevator)
(‘won ‘turing-award)
(‘died ‘oct-23-2011)

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2 thoughts on “(‘John ‘McCarthy)

  1. I’d like to add another important prediction by JMC, found in Dennett’s “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea”, section 12.2 (p. 350f in my paperback): He noted that only few poets can make a living selling poetry books. As a solution he recommended to put the texts onto an “international network” (yet to be invented back then) where people can read them for a penny to be transferred to the poet’s account (using a method to be invented as well).

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