Eduardo Galeano recounts the life and death of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer. After pleading guilty to the "crime and sickness" of homosexuality, Touring was forced to undergo medical "cures" which prompted his tragic suicide.
The conceptual Universal Turing Machine - it can simulate any other machine, and is named after Alan Turing. Turing was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.
Alan Turing is the man credited with coming up with a method for cracking the enigma, a German coding device, that was seen as unbreakable. He is widely seen as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence and is credited with helping to shorten the course of the war.