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Isaac Asimov short story

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#1 morganpugh84


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Posted 12 September 2009 - 22:34

My mind is blank trying to remember the name of a short story by Isaac Asimov. It is about humans developing a computer to calculate the answer to everything (or something like this) and goes thru the story of the computers building more complex computers and then the universe dying and it ends with "and then there was light" or very similar.

Anyone know it?

Edit: Found it! It is called The Last Question and you can read it at http://www.multivax....t_question.html although I have ruined the ending, sorry :(

Edit 2: Added spoiler formatting to avoid diappointment :)

Edited by deadmonkey, 12 September 2009 - 22:42.

#2 Growled


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Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:35

I thought I had read nearly everything by Asimov but I don't remember reading this one.

#3 Rob2687



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Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:19

"All of this has happened before..." :p

That was a pretty cool story.