“The Machine That Won the War,” by Isaac Asimov, is a story that
teaches a valuable lesson about humanity and also has an ironic twist at the
The setting is the future of Earth, and a great war had just been won
against an enemy race. Two men, Swift and Henderson, are debating over
who really won the war for Earth: the giant strategy computer known as
Multivac, or the men in charge of
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that in the worst
imaginable scenario, the outcome is actually made so simply. The lesson I
found in this story is to not always trust what you see before you, and that
human beings will forever take chances even in the riskiest of situations.
In conclusion,”The Machine That Won the War,” taught us all a valuable
lesson about how humans think, and contained a humorous, ironic ending
which stunned (or should have stunned) everyone.