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John von Neumann: The Real Dr. Strangelove (2014)

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John von Neumann, a Hungarian mathematician who became American after the war, shaped the 20th century and, unbeknownst to us, continues to shape the early 21st century.

Although unknown to the general public, he has left traces behind him everywhere – in the sciences, but also in cinema, where he served as a model for Stanley Kubrick's two mythical characters, Dr. Strangelove and HAL, the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Philippe Calderon
English

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albert74schindler, posted on September 4, 2016

Music is so loud I can't hear the person talking. I had to close this video.

bereshbp, posted on June 11, 2016

Possible that if John von Neumann lived and worked in these times and gotten to know a bit more of our rapidly advancing post-MAD, post Star Wars technology and what he predicted, he would have had a little less faith in computers and artificial intelligence itself as being able to replicate life forms, including us humans and/or our brains. Making him more pessimistic.

summersol, posted on June 8, 2016

Wish Gaia wouldn't waste time and money on glorifying someone like this. Brilliant person but appears to have brought more evil than good into the world.

dumitru, posted on June 5, 2016

Amazing that someone so brilliant would advocate a nuclear attack on Russia. Also amazing that he apparently didn't see the link between his own barbarity and his cynicism about the nature of human beings.

KLPH, posted on May 25, 2016

Sophistry. Diabolical. Pompous.

flyboy30126, posted on May 21, 2016

Very, Very informative ! THANK YOU GAIA and THANK YOU John von Neumann for your work.

stalmar, posted on May 10, 2016

Movie keeps pausing

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