Many moons ago, a question that was frequently asked of futurists was “when will a computer beat a human Grand-master at chess?” The correct answer now is “ten years ago today.” It was a defining moment in my life, which is further proof of how truly geeky I am.
Garry Kasparov, the guy with the dubious honor of having been beaten by the computer, just made Time’s 100 most influential people list. He recently got arrested in Russia for protesting Putin’s government. He looks like he might be making a bid for a life in politics.
I like the guy.