Dokibatt t1_ittlgoi wrote

Technically, we tricked gas into thinking before we tricked rocks into thinking.

More practically, every modern non-quantum computer is built by millions to trillions of logic gates that boil down to answering whether both, one, more than zero, or neither of two things happened. While the question that an individual gate can answer is simple, when you combine enough of them, you get a smart phone.