This month, the New York Times is publishing a number of stories—more specifically, obituaries—in a series entitled, “The Overlooked”, that features the lives, the challenges, and accomplishments of some incredible people that went unrecognized and unheralded at the times of their deaths. In a moving and fitting tribute, columnist Alan Cowell wrote about the life and tragic struggles of Alan Turing. Turing, a fantastic mathematician, cryptologist, theoretician, father of computer science, and originator of the morphogenetic basis of development, indeed, was key to saving the world from tyranny by the Third Reich. And today, his fingerprints mark every digital device we use. Unfortunately, the sheer force of Turing’s intellect was no match for the brutal treatment of homosexuals in England in the early 1950s. And merely two years following his guilty plea for “gross indecency” and sentencing of involuntary chemical castration, Turing’s life—and surely years of unfathomable brilliance—were snuffed out. Cowell’s poignant article underscores so much of what Turing gave both the scientific and public world, as well as the fact that we may never know some of the deeper gifts bestowed by his secret work, or what he could have accomplished in years following, should this work have continued had he not lost his security clearance due to hostile treatment as a result of his sexuality. Turing was without a doubt an unsung hero that lives on eternally in every aspect of our lives today; may all the future heroes that lie outside the social norm be brazened and supported in the very world that needs them to make it change.