TCW Podcast Episode 089 - The Dawn of Computers and Gaming
We look at the dawn of computers. Not just people; but analog, electronic, and digital computers! We look at how the early games on the computer were not so much games as demonstration programs or simple AI to play games like tic-tac-toe, NIM, checkers, and, of course, chess. We look at how the work done during WWII around RADAR played a role in how both computers and computer games developed. Next we look at some of the fear in the popular psyche of computers and AI as depicted in movies. We finish looking at what is considered the first video games.
Hidden Figures Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGI
Analog VS Digital Electronics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxJKXGugfh8
The Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5ZMmrOfnA
How RADAR Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3uIXt1V7YY
RADAR Introductory Video (Military?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rIHdcwlvlk
History of RADAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGBXQLu8pQ
An Electromechanical Clock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1it3kjIgocc
Last working analog graphics machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wxc3mKqKTk
Colossus: The Forbin Project Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyOEwiQhzMI
Colossus: The Forbin Project Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus:_The_Forbin_Project
War Games "Shall we play a game?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1F7vaNP9w0
The Turing Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLqsRLvV-c
Demo of Turochamp Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvanV9B6EBs
Carnegie Mellon University Management Game: https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/programs/mba/curriculum/capstones/management-game.html
Tennis for Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PG2mdU_i8k
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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love
Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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