What is Computronium?
I was reading around, and stumbled upon this Wikipedia article.
I was like… whoa, that sounds good. But… it’s pretty vague. “…a substrate for…(uh, what?) a hypothetical material…(‘scuse me?)…” Okay, but surely the two theorists pages will be more helpful, go into deep detail about what they think Computronium is, what it could be and…
Okay, so, no go. Still, I’m curious to learn more. Second option: GOOGLE! Wikipedia usually has my back for good information, but google can usually find it, if not. Okay google, honey, baby, I love it when you shake that thing. Show me whatcha got!
Okay, not great, but I’m still standing. Let’s try Youtube!!
I even asked cyber/hacker/geek friends if they’d heard of it.
No one knows anything. This is DEFINITELY a government coverup!
Okay, so I was being dramatic. There is information to be found, if you go to the second or third link, etc. The fact is, though, no one is really sure what Computronium is (or, what they do), what it does, or if it will happen. It’s certainly not yet real. But, like werewolves and vampires, theoretical antagonists are fun for a story, so I wrote one.
And, I wasn’t the first one. It goes way back. More recently, Kurzweil’s talked about it, it’s part of the fandom, People have tweeted about it (might be mostly me by this point). There are people pushing the theory to new levels.