Talks by Cory Doctorow
The general purpose computer can run any program we can express in
symbolic logic; that makes it the go-to tool for accomplishing any task
that can be reduced to a computable function, and that's why software is
eating the world and cars and colliders and airplanes and pacemakers and
toasters are all just turning into computers in fancy cases.
That also means that every policy problem we can imagine will eventually
involve a computer -- and thus involve a lawmaker insisting that it must