I Want To Be That

Today marks the 65th anniversary of Baby. Baby was the world’s first electronically stored memory. It heralded the age of software. Here is a video discussing Baby.

I watched this video early this morning, and I wonder what it is like to be one of these people — pioneers of world changing technologies. I use the term technology in the way an economist uses the term – institutions, laws, tradition, etc are all considered “technology”.

I wondered about it for a bit and then went about my day. But as the day wore on, I realize that is what I really want: to be one of the pioneers in world-changing technology, and that it must change the world for the better.

I’ve not felt hopeful in some time, but this is pretty uplifting, so I’m sharing it.

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