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article imageNew Alan Turing Monopoly Edition coming soon

By Richard Mccallum     Sep 10, 2012 in Entertainment
London - Monopoly is about to release a special commemorative edition which will feature new landmark names which will echo the footsteps and life of this important computer pioneer.
To celebrate Alan Turing's life Google has purchased 1000 of the collector's sets and is donating the profits to a fund to help fund Bletchley Park's heritage sites renovation and recovery plans.
Turing is the founding father of computer science as we know it today.
He is also widely recognized as the first human to conceive artificial intelligence and also the very complex world of algorithm
During World War II he created a device which was capable of decoding the Nazi regime's secret weapon the Enigma machine.
In 1952 homosexual behavior was still considered illegal in the UK .
Turing was arrested after an affair with a man who had burgled him, and London was ablaze with the "scandale rouge" At the time London was rife with many MI5 intelligence men who had also been blackmailed due to homosexual preference and as a result of the incidence he lost his security clearances.
In 1952 he died from cyanide poisoning with an inquest ruling his demise as a cause of suicide, however his mother and other friends posit that he died as a result of an experiment he was conducting in his spare room.
"Bringing this board to life has been one of the most exciting and unique projects we've been involved with here"
Said Iain Standen who is CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust.
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