LORD OF THE CLOUD
EDGE: We're here to talk about a brief history of computation and the role that David Gelernter has played in framing a lot of the initiatives that are playing our today, absent any connection to his name. David, why don't we begin with some of the comments in your Manifesto, "The Second Coming", and also in your 2001 book Mirror Worlds. John, why don't you moderate.
MARKOFF: Why don't I start by asking David about the roots of some of the ideas. Because I think I came to your ideas through massively parallel computing before you wrote Mirror Worlds, as I remember it. Those two things are related, but parallelism at that point was a very radical notion; there were a couple of outliers and you had this computing idea that was from... Go to conversation