The algorithms had gotten very good at reading instructions but didn’t understand anything above their assembly language. The machines knew how to load an address, store a word, and perform funky bitwise operations. But beyond that - the concepts that were expressed higher up the stack? They couldn’t compute anything that hadn’t been crunched down into their machine code.

Use the comments to complete the following, “This may sound like gibberish to you, but I think ____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting how difficult it is for software to understand input.


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