The Evolution Of Computing

A brief history lesson with Dr. Ian Storey, lecturer in Information Systems at RMIT. From Babbage’s Difference Engine of 1822 to Turing’s decryption machine at Bletchley Park in WW2, right through to quantum computers and Kurzweil’s prediction that we’re approaching the Singularity, when computers become so smart they can’t explain what they know to us.

Image note: World’s first computer: the Antikythera Mechanism, 2000 BC