On 10 September 2009, the government of the United Kingdom apologized to Alan Turing, five decades after his death. Turing was a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, and a World War II war hero who allegedly committed suicide “55 years ago after being sentenced to chemical castration for being gay.”…
My first introduction to Turing was last year when I came across a BBC documentary entitled “Dangerous Knowledge”. It featured Alan Turing along with three other great visionaries from our civilization.
In the introduction the producer and presenter, David Malone states the following:
“…this is my homage to four great thinkers, who without most of us even having heard of them, have profoundly influenced the nature of our age, and who’s stories have, I think, an important message for us today.”