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A supercomputer can be used to predict games of chance

by Critical Commons Manager

In The Honeymoon Machine, a supercomputer proves to be both a profitable way to cheat at roulette and a catalyst for romance Hollywood-style. The perfection of the computer (MACS) is unusual for supercomputer narratives of this era insofar as it does not ultimately fail, betray or erupt in a shower of sparks and punch cards, but instead succeeds in making its operators rich and in love.

A scheme to use a supecomputer to predict roulette outcomes in The Honeymoon Machine

A Naval officer and a civilian scientist imagine using a supercomputer for casino gambling

from The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
Creator: Richard Thorpe
Distributor: MGM
Posted by Critical Commons Manager