"...Truth be told, the 1776 of computing is not quite upon us. If the Algorithm is the New World, we are still building the landing dock at Plymouth Rock. Until we chart out the vast expanses of the algorithmic frontier, the P vs NP mystery is likely to remain just that. Only when the Algorithm becomes not just a body but a way of thinking, the young sciences of the new century will cease to be the hapless nails that the hammer of old math keeps hitting with maniacal glee.
One thing is certain. Moore's Law has put computing on the map: the Algorithm will now unleash its true potential. That's one prediction Lord Kelvin never made, so you may safely trust the future to be kind to it."
Via Pierre Levy