Imitation game reveals the remarkable story of an antihero, genius Alan Turing. Homosexual, with a lack of sense of sociability, uncommunicative, with such a lack of emotional intelligence that sometimes seems like he is slightly retarded, but with an exceptional gift of logical thinking and math skills. The constructor of the first computer to solve Enigma, the German military encryption machine. Different, so different that his cold intellect immediately suppress all intentions of its employees in order to prevent the next military attack of Germans and thereby revealed their secret that code is broken, which could lead to a new, unknown mode of encryption again. He didn´t even think about his option to enjoy in the glory, to the end of the war he recalculate on the statistic bases when to avoid attack, which false information disseminate to Germans and how to use all the decrypted German commands that will be preserved as much as possible of human lives. According to some calculations, because of him, it was saved 14 million lives and shortened the war for two years. And how did the humanity thank to him ? After the war, he had a homosexual relationship and because of the incident, he was forced to choosee between hormone treatment or imprisonment. He decided to first. Three years later he committed suicide.
The real Alan Turing
Alan Turing, the designer of the first computer in the film answers the question of whether machines think like the people:” Of course machines can’t think as people do. A machine is different from a person. Hence, they think differently. The interesting question is, just because something, uh… thinks differently from you, does that mean it’s not thinking? Well, we allow for humans to have such divergences from one another. You like strawberries, I hate ice-skating, you cry at sad films, I am allergic to pollen. What is the point of… different tastes, different… preferences, if not, to say that our brains work differently, that we think differently? And if we can say that about one another, then why can’t we say the same thing for brains… built of copper and wire, steel? “
The film Alan Turing Benedict Cumberbatch
In the film Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley) exhorts Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who despairing over his abnormality (also due to homosexuality) :” Do you know, this morning I was on a train that went through a city that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for you. I bought a ticket from a man who would likely be dead if it wasn’t for you. I read up, on my work, a whole field of scientific inquiry that only exists because of you. Now, if you wish you could have been normal… I can promise you I do not. The world is an infinitely better place precisely because you weren’t. “