Fred Bevilacqua

What escapes computation?

No idea a priori. Google gave me one answer “The escape velocity is the minimum velocity required to leave a planet or moon”. This reminded me when, holding my daughter on my shoulders and watching the moon, I was telling her: “let’s jump together to touch the moon”.

Sharing this memory with her, she told me once, smiling: “dad! I was little; I didn’t know at that time this was not possible”. Sure, I could have computed this was actually not possible…but I remain convinced we actually did touch the moon.

-Fred Bevilacqua

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