In the radio series and the first novel, a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought ​7 1⁄2 million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42. Deep Thought points out that the answer seems meaningless because the beings who instructed it never knew what the question was. 1

인생과 우주, 그리고 모든 것의 궁극적인 질문에 대한 답이라는 42살이 되었다.

궁극적인 질문에 대한 답을, 그리고 - 더 중요한 것 - 내 삶에 던져야 하는 궁극적인 질문이 무엇인지를 깨닫는 한 해가 되길 바란다.