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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2018 12:21 am
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Answer, by Fredric Brown, is a science fiction short story first published in 1954. Since the complete text appears on the Internet in several places, I'm assuming that it's in the public domain.

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Dwan Ev ceremoniously soldered the final connection with gold. The eyes of a dozen television cameras watched him and the subether bore throughout the universe a dozen pictures of what he was doing.

He straightened and nodded to Dwar Reyn, then moved to a position beside the switch that would complete the contact when he threw it. The switch  that would connect, all at once, all of the monster computing machines of all the populated planets in the universe -- ninety-six billion   planets -- into the supercircuit that would connect them all into one supercalculator, one cybernetics machine that would combine all the knowledge of all the galaxies.

Dwar Reyn spoke briefly to the watching and listening trillions. Then after a moment's silence he said, "Now, Dwar Ev."

Dwar Ev threw the switch. There was a mighty hum, the surge of power from ninety-six billion planets. Lights flashed and quieted along the miles-long panel.

Dwar Ev stepped back and drew a deep breath. "The honor of asking the first question is yours,  Dwar Reyn."

"Thank you," said Dwar Reyn. "It shall be a question which no single cybernetics machine has been able to answer."

He turned to face the machine. "Is there a God?"

The mighty voice answered without hesitation, without the clicking of a single relay.

"Yes, now there is a God."

Sudden fear flashed on the face of Dwar Ev. He leaped to grab the switch.

A bolt of lightning from the cloudless sky struck him down and fused the switch shut.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2018 12:28 am
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1954, not 1964

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Way too long to read.  This guy needs to get to the point already.



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My cats breath smells like cat food.



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The machine is google

Wong I think the real question is how many cats before your current cat has had the same smelling breath and how do you know it’s really caused by the cat food?



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Franchise wrote: The machine is google

I wouldn't specify a particular company, but it's the Internet.  1954 is pretty early to be talking about the connectivity between computers considering that IBM produced the first mainframe in 1952. 



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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2018 12:30 am
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I just took a rare trip to KKKlassics. Machiavelli is Golem. An interesting poster who I don't always agree with but brings some good content.



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