Imagine Greater with The Imitation Game

November 25, 2014 4:37 PM

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I had the privilege of seeing 'The Imitation Game' last night at the Sloan Film Festival which supports films about science and technology. 'The Imitation Game' was everything and more that I could hope it would be. The heart wrenching story of Alan Turing was perfectly encapsulated in the nearly two hour film. For those of you who don't know the back story of Turing, here's a recap. Turing made monumental contributions to science and technology by creating a machine that broke the enigma code of the Nazis. This machine is the basis for every computer today, so when you're on your iPhone/android today, you can thank Turing for that. Not only was this a tech/science accomplishment, it also helped save lives of countless people and end the second world war.

The film did an excellent job at breaking down the science for those of us who are less savvy with algorithms and computations than Turing. As Cumberbatch said in a recent interview, the film didn't ask you to like Turing, it asked you to accept him. Flashing back and forth between his childhood and...

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