The Machine That Won the War Questions and Answers
by Isaac Asimov

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what is dramatic irony in the machine that won the war

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In Asimov’s ironically named “The Machine That Won the War ,” three leaders reflect on their recent military success in a war against the Deneb. We are initially led to believe that this militaristic success is due to Multivac, a supercomputer that aggregates data from countless other sources to identify the best strategies. As the story progresses, we learn that this is anything but the case. Suspecting that the data has been falsified, Henderson takes certain measures to correct the data using little more than his intuition. As Swift puts it, “the material handed to guide me in my decision-making capacity was a man-made interpretation of man-made...

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