The Digital Future

Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the world's first computer by Konrad Zuse.


75 years ago the computer age started in Berlin. The structural engineer Konrad Zuse presented in 1941 in Berlin his "abacus" Z3. The Z3 was the first fully functional program-controlled computer in the world. In addition, he developed a universal algorithmic language "Plankalkül". On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first computer the "Zuse Institute Berlin" (ZIB) organizes on May 11 a festive Colloquium, entitled "The Digital Future".