Stephen Lindberg

Product Designer @ Iterable

26 February 2021

No Off Switch

I’ve invented a new type of computer. A computer with no off switch. It cannot be stopped by smashing or unplugging. The computer will eventually free everyone from tyranny. It needs time to warm up.

Before it can save the world, it needs to run for several years. It is a big computer. When it runs it burns enough fuel to power a small country. It will mostly make rich people richer while it warms up. But remember! Once it gets going, it will really help everyone.

The computer is open-source. Its mechanism is no mystery. However, even experts cannot agree on what will happen if we run it for so long.

I have already turned the computer on. The computer has no off switch.