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    And in Go, which has a 19-by-19 board and over 10^150 possible positions, even an amateur human can still rout the world’s top-ranked computer programs.

    Haha, in your face, artificial intelligence!

    On a more serious note, this was a very exciting read, coming from someone who usually doesn’t get too into mathematics. :-)

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        Oh wow, how foolish of me. I had no idea the article was written nearly 20 years ago.

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        Scott Aaronson has a particular knack for exposition, IMO. Quantum Computing Since Democritus is a great series to read through; it’s also available as a real live book nowadays.

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        for those interested in such topic see http://googology.wikia.com/wiki/Googology_Wiki