Thinking Machine, Astounding Science Fiction cover Thinking Machine, Astounding Science Fiction cover
1957-10
Used with permission of Dell Magazines
L062302011

The emergence of electronic computers led to much speculation about “thinking machines.” In light of all the scientific accomplishments at the time of World War II–such as jet aircraft, the atomic bomb and antibiotics–there seemed to be no limit to what science could achieve, including, perhaps, building a machine that could think.