In 1952 a UNIVAC computer will be used to predict
the winner of the presidential elections in the USA during a television
show hosted by a man named Cronkite.
In fact he has the parameters changed during the broadcast in order
to reflect his own opinion because he could not believe that the outcome
of the computer was correct.
If that would have been the case it is believed that computers would have had a greater impact on the public in a more positive sense. Since the public would have seen the usefulness of such machines much earlier.
|Last Updated on October 14, 2002||For suggestions please mail the editors|
Footnotes & References