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TOTD 22 Mar 2002

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.

-Alan Turing

Alan Turing, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence theory, was arrested for violation of British homosexuality statutes in 1952 after he admitted having a homosexual affair. Believing that his sexual orientation was a personal matter, neither a sin nor a crime, he presented no defense at his trial, which occurred on 31 March 1952. In lieu of prison, he was ordered to submit to estrogen injections for a year. Following a period of depression, likely the result of the injections, he committed suicide on June 7, 1954.

-Richard Glen Boire

I took the Richard Glen Boire quote from the notes of his essay, "On Cognitive Liberty: Part I," which you can find on the Alchemind website.

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awe1235
Mar. 22nd, 2002 11:28 am (UTC)
wow, that is awful. what an exponential curve we are all riding... that was just yesterday...
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