I started off life with many heroes. Thanks to my grandparents, I had enough and more from mythology. And then of course, there was Hercules.
Then I grew a little older, became monotheistic and concentrated all my worship on Alan Turing.
The pattern of the monomyth or the ‘hero’s journey’ is always the same – mysterious adventures into supernatural worlds, supernatural encounters, fantastic victories and of course, they all come back with the greater powers to help common folk like you and me.
And by this definition, Alan Turing is among the greatest heroes this world has ever seen. He ventured into mysterious worlds most men of his time had not even imagined, made some phenomenal discoveries and built for us the foundations of this world that we live in today.