This week an autistic adult was named the Greatest Person of the 20th century.
ALAN TURING was a code breaker during the second world war who through his amazing way of experiencing the world cracked the enigma code, ending the war years earlier than it would have done had his brilliant mind had not been working on the task.
Turing was the father of all computers…a piece of equipment we take for granted now in the 21st century…laptops, xbox’s, phones…any computer, big or small, Turing was the father of them all and his legacy lives on…..
Chris Packham, another inspirational autistic adult spoke of Turing at the ceremony saying
“A genius. A saviour. But he was also autistic and gay, and we betrayed him.”
“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” ― Alan Turing
Click here to watch Chris Packham’s incredibly moving speech about Turing.
BBC Two – Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century, Series 1, Live Final, Chris Packham on Alan Turing