I remember working on that project. We had the complete high-level API done, but they never finished the device driver. Then the neural network went down, and all the telepaths crashed. It wasn't pretty.
That Perl will continue to be a life-saver and help me to crunch enough data to fill my thesis and finally finish my PhD! I may even thank Larry Wall (and P-Monks!) in my acknowledgements, if only to irritate the bioinformatics department who are all caffeine addicts or in Slytherin house...
The Turing test will be passed!! I'm getting back into Perl and that is the goal which I've established some 3 years ago. Already made progress and I am hoping one day humans will create something like Cortana (as a rough example)!
It would be nice to see a usable Perl 6 version. CERN LHC still may not be a large enough machine to find a Higgs. There may be some new moves in the area of renewable energy that may be the true beginning of the end for fossil fuels.