Why software is eating the world
Published on Medium.com, August 2014, By Dan Quine.
Marc Andreessen said “software is eating the world”. I agree with him, but many people haven’t yet grasped what this really means.
The rise of software is the most profound change in human history, it will alter the world we live in beyond recognition. It is not just about a few smartphone apps and successful startups, it is a completely new type of machine that will become the way in which almost all human activity is conducted.
All this is the legacy of a British mathematician and codebreaker called Alan Turing…