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In a world without software how would Hacking work?

A definition of computer hacking. Computer hacking refers to the practice of modifying or altering computer software and hardware to accomplish a goal that is considered to be outside of the ...
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How would a world where electronics are organically based differ from ours? [closed]

I'm building a Retrofuture space fantasy setting. Some relevant information on that can be found here... One of the core aspects to me of the retro sci-fi aesthetic is its hardware focused nature. I ...
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Interfacing with unknown technology?

Lets say humans from an alternate reality find a modern day laptop floating out in space and bring it back down to to study it. The humans are a little less advanced than us and are very curious what ...
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P = NP goes public today. How will the world look like in a week?

Some autistic genius mathematician just published a solution to the long-standing problem of P-hard problems being equivalent to NP-hard. The solution just hit Reddit, Slashdot, math.stackexchange.com ...
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What change in the laws of physics would prevent the function of conventional digital circuits without breaking everything else?

Premise Imagine a slightly more advanced modern day world where space flight was starting to commercialize. Imagine that all of a sudden laws changed and the only thing different is that no computer ...