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In the radio series (then novel) “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, the fictional super-computer Deep Thought was tasked with devising an answer to “the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything”. This process took millions of years, but Deep Thought eventually arrived at the answer. According to Deep Thought, the answer to the “Ultimate Question” was, in fact, 42.
Dumbstruck, the successors to Deep Thought’s creators asked it why it gave that answer, and Deep Thought responded that it was just answering their very vague question as best it could. When asked how the vague question could be improved, Deep Thought said that even it wasn’t powerful enough to calculate “The Question to the Ultimate Answer”.
Deep Thought then designed a new super-computer, with bio-organic matrices and sub-processors, which would be capable of calculating the Ultimate Question. This new super-computer would be the size of a planet, and would be named “Earth” (which everyone agreed was a boring name).
Millions of years later, on the “planet” Earth, the calculation was about to be completed, and the Ultimate Question would finally be known. However, five minutes before this was due to happen, a Vogon Constructor Fleet - operating under the authority of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council - vaporised the Earth to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.
As such, the Ultimate Question was never calculated, and the reason why “42” is the Ultimate Answer remains unknown.
Outside the context of the books, however, Douglas Adams - the author - was a computing enthusiast. In the context of some early programming languages, “42” was the numeric representation of the asterisk (*) symbol. In programming, the asterisk was frequently used as a placeholder symbol, and so could mean anything depending on what the programmers choose to replace it with.
As such, it’s thought that Adams was secretly saying that the “Ultimate Answer” is whatever you want it to be, and that there is no set meaning to existence. You get to decide what the meaning of life is for yourself.