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Programming in general: Imagine you have a 5 year old. And you can teach him/her exactly what decisions to make for all kinds of situations, and the kid goes on making the right decisions each time, for months.

Until the kid confronts a decision you didn't anticipate in your teaching. And then all hell breaks loose. Ends with a frustrated crying breakdown.

Interesting one, at the same time I strongly believe that a 5 year old should also be encouraged to explore and learn things by themselves in order to develop their curiosity and be confident to go outside their comfort zone. In programming terms this could translate to AI (maybe?): learning from previous events and stored data :-)

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