The bond between technology and math is undeniable, but is most evident in the application of advanced mathematics to the field of Computer Science. High-level mathematical theory is at the heart of Computer Science, and recursion specifically often presents the first major challenge of a formal computer science education. James video emphasis on the importance of the Y Combinator function was very apt, and I can speak from personal experience as a software engineer in saying that understanding this process is the key to utilizing the full capabilities of the high-level language you are working in.
I was thrilled to discover such an effective application of recursion in working to streamline my server. The Y Combinator, a function that computes fixed points for use in a recursive algorithm is a fascinating mathematical concept, and its practical relevance to everyday engineering makes it all the more exciting. Computer Science gives us the unique opportunity to see abstract concepts like the Y Combinator in action, which is the best learning opportunity any student could ask for.