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In the universe which he has created, the computer programmer is the king. He can do what he wants, and like the lion above he has absolute power (a photo from Flickr user RodBegbie). Weizenbaum said in his book Computer Power and Human Reason:

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver. So, of course, is the designer of any game. But universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. Moreover, and this is a crucial point, systems so formulated and elaborated act out their programmed scripts. They compliantly obey their laws and vividly exhibit their obedient behavior. No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or a field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops.

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