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Turing's Taxi

Turing's Taxi, illustration

Credit: Andrij Borys Associates

As soon as I got in, I knew it was a mistake, but I needed to get to the head office by noon. I'd summoned the cab from the train with the phone app; we didn't have Auto in my part of the country yet, so it still seemed a marvel.

"Here," said the driver in a cheery Cockney accent right out of Alfie, "aren't you Brian Clegg, the science writer?"


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