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Monday, October 20, 2014
Isaac Asimov, DARPA, and Creativity - WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR IDEAS?
So you all know about our Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,
or DARPA, right? It contributed to (among other things) the genesis of the Internet, GPS, time-sharing, and hypermedia. These days it's examining things like adaptive vehicles, protein design, and converting brain waves into speech.
And it turns out that in 1959, DARPA hired ISAAC ASIMOV to think about creativity for them! And the paper he wrote is now available!