How to build a computer out of children

In this clip, Prof. Dave Cliff shows us how, thanks to Victorian logician George Boole, logical reasoning moved beyond philosophy to mathematics, an essential step towards our modern digital world. With the help of 25 seven-year-olds, Prof. Cliff creates, for the first time ever, a computer made entirely of children. It runs on nothing but Boolean logic… So will our kid-powered computer manage successfully to add 2 + 3?

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