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How Easy Things Became Hard and Hard Things Became Easy

Hard computing problems have become either trivially easy or so impossibly difficult it’s not even worth trying anymore.

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The Moderna team that first created the COVID-19 vaccine designed it in two days. It was a weekend project in January. On Friday evening we had no vaccine, just a series…




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