For revenge, Archimedes devised a fiendish computational problem that involved truly immense numbers.
Victoria is Queen, gaslights illuminate the streets of London, and the insertion of computational ability into the social structure has unintended consequences.
This figure is projected to increase to 42 percent by 2050, according to a 2010 study in PLoS Computational Biology.
No human could ever do this, for in these purely computational matters, machines are vastly superior to us, and always will be.
In some twentieth-century science fiction visions of the future, humans created friendly robot sidekicks with data storage capacity and computational speed the human brain lacked.
Think of how a few thousand years of human civilization got us to a certain amount of computational power.
The availability and propagation of cheap sensors, cheap storage, and cheap computational cycles will allow humanity to develop a collective memory of the activities and outcomes of everyone on the planet.
Distributed computing makes enormous computational problems affordable to solve.