Alan Turing's Impact On Society

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"Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of that do the things no one can imagine." The successful mathematician Alan Turing once said this. Faced with many obstacles and critics in his life, he proved this to be true. Many people never thought he would accomplish his ideas, and even as a child he was discouraged from practicing and learning science. Later in life, he made machines and proved theories no one believed were possible. Alan Turing was born on June 23, 1912 in London, England (Hodges 8). Although he did not come from a particularly rich family, his father worked hard for Turing to be able to attend a top public school. He did well in school, although he was often discouraged from his interest in science, and attended Cambridge University on a scholarship. His family and friends had a big impact on his interest in the science field and accomplishments throughout his relatively short career. In 1954, his career was cut short by suicide at the age of forty-one. This information would lead one to wonder: How did Alan Turing have an impact on society? …show more content…
Although some decisions Alan Turing made led to the deaths of people and soldiers, he had a positive impact on society because he made major accomplishments in early years, solved the Enigma to help win World War II, and helped to create the modern

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