John von Neumann Quotes

Who is John von Neumann?

John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist and a very clever guy. He was also into game theory.

Born December 28, 1903
Died February 08, 1957

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Best 8 Quotes by John von Neumann

“All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.”

John von Neumann

“An element which stimulates itself will hold a stimulus indefinitely.”

John von Neumann

“Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin. For, as has been pointed out several times, there is no such thing as a random number – there are only methods to produce random numbers, and a strict arithmetic procedure of course is not such a method.”

John von Neumann

“Can we survive technology?”

John von Neumann

“Computers are like humans – they do everything except think.”

John von Neumann

“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.”

John von Neumann

The Computer and the Brain Quotes

“A system of logical instructions that an automaton can carry out and which causes the automaton to perform some organized task is called a code.”

John von Neumann
The Computer and the Brain

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“It is only proper to realize that language is largely a historical accident.”

John von Neumann
The Computer and the Brain

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