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  Are You Ready for the AI Revolution and the
TrendinTechAre You Ready for the AI Revolution and the Rise of Superintelligence?TrendinTechVernor Vinge wrote an essay in 1993 where this term was applied to the moment in future when the intelligence of our technology exceeds that of ourselves. However, that idea was later confused by Kurzweil defining the singularity as the time when the ...
Posted on 7 June 2017 | 3:38 am
  Book Club: Alien tale a fascinating window
Richmond NewsBook Club: Alien tale a fascinating window on humanity's foiblesRichmond NewsNever have I seen a better representation of “alien” than in A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. In movies and shows such as Star Trek or Star Wars, aliens are usually represented as pretty much like us: two arms, two legs, one head with usually just ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 11:34 am
  Super humans who are sexier, stronger and
Daily MailSuper humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029 as brains begin to fuse with machines, Google ...Daily MailThe term was then used by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge who believes brain-computer interfaces are causes of the singularity. Ray Kurzweil cited von Neumann's use of the term in a foreword to von Neumann's classic The Computer and the Brain.SXSW - We're live from #SXSW with cartoonist and author... - FacebookFacebookall 23 news articles »
Posted on 16 March 2017 | 9:23 am
  Singularity: Explain It to Me Like I'm
FuturismSingularity: Explain It to Me Like I'm 5-Years-Old - FuturismFuturismThe Singularity will mark the moment when artificial intelligence becomes smarter than humans. There are a variety of theories of what that may mean.and more »
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 1:54 pm
  Space X Founder Elon Musk --"We'll
The Daily Galaxy (blog)Space X Founder Elon Musk --"We'll Evolve as a Merger of Biological and Digital Intelligence" (VIDEO)The Daily Galaxy (blog)"It seems plausible that with technology we can, in the fairly near future," says scifi legend Vernor Vinge, "create (or become) creatures who surpass humans in every intellectual and creative dimension. Events beyond such an event -- such a ...Elon Musk Is Really BoringBloombergSpektakuläre Rettung auf A9: Tesla stoppt Wagen außer Kontrolle | Garching - Münchner MerkurMünchner MerkurHeroic Driver Sacrifices His Tesla To Save Unconscious Man In Runaway Volkswagen - T.coT.coJalopnikall 141 news articles »
Posted on 15 February 2017 | 9:33 am
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  Good Examples of Science in Fiction
I continue to read way too much about the ongoing Hugo mess, and will most likely eventually lose my battle not to say anything more about it. In an attempt to redirect that impulse in a productive direction, I wrote a thing for Forbes about some of my favorite treatments of science in SF: Of…
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:55 am
  A Connected Planet, Digital Telepathy And
 Ramez Naam started his career in technology at Microsoft in 1995, where for six years, he worked on early versions of Internet Explorer and Outlook before launching a nanotechnology company in 2001. Those were the early days for nanotechnology — before everyone realized that its real commercial applications were at least a couple of decades away. Read More
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 11:14 am
  Thoughts from the Frontline - Living in a
“Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them.”
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 4:20 pm
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  Don't Let Artificial Intelligence Take Over,
Artificial intelligence has the potential to make lives easier by ... professor emeritus of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge; Vernor Vinge, professor emeritus of computer science at San Diego State University; Frank Wilczek ...
Posted on 12 January 2015 | 4:03 am
  Interview with Hugo Award-winning scifi
From 1972 to 2000 Vernor Vinge taught math and computer science at San Diego State University. In 1982, at a panel for AAAI-82, he proposed that, in the near future, technology would accelerate the evolution of intelligence itself, leading to a kind of ...
Posted on 18 October 2014 | 2:24 pm
  Vernor Vinge to receive a Special Prometheus
The Libertarian Futurist Society has issued the following news: The Libertarian Futurist Society has chosen Vernor Vinge to receive a Special Prometheus Award in 2014 for lifetime achievement. Vernor Vinge, only the second author in LFS history to receive ...
Posted on 7 May 2014 | 12:25 pm
  Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the
An explosive transition is possible, although it might play out differently from in the movie: as Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a ...
Posted on 30 April 2014 | 10:00 am
  How Humans Will Evolve Over the Next Million
In the early 1990s, computer scientist and scifi author Vernor Vinge suggested that world-changing artificial ... or evolve into multiple new species, before our million years is up. And then our many species progeny will begin to explore the galaxy ...
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 2:02 am
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  TimothyAlex: RT @faydra_deon: Free on eBook
TimothyAlex: RT @faydra_de#^: Free #^ eBook Blitz: After the Battle #^ Starship Hill by Vernor Vinge https://t.co/a2imMNf2RH #ebblitz https://t.co/Uucko…
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:13 am
  eBookBlitz: Free on eBook Blitz: After the
eBookBlitz: Free !@^ eBook Blitz: After the Battle !@^ Starship Hill by Vernor Vinge https://t.co/VBCTAwT6nb #ebblitz https://t.co/yj7dfWzVDy
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:13 am
  RobertTalbert: @joshmkim @BryanAlexander
RobertTalbert: @joshmkim @Bry~~#%exander @scalzi @itsDanielSuarez @CraigAlans@~@ Vernor Vinge's _Rainbows ~!^~_ is a great @~@e for t… https://t.co/xYp6jRUgjR
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:13 am
  faydra_deon: Free on eBook Blitz: After the
faydra_de&: Free & eBook Blitz: After the Battle & Starship Hill by Vernor Vinge https://t.co/a2imMNf2RH #ebblitz https://t.co/UuckowVN9J
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:13 am
  SCyFlynn: @LoopdiLou @SkiffyandFanty I am
SCyFlynn: @LoopdiLou @SkiffyandFanty I am still reading A Fire Up*^ the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Ask again next year.
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:13 am
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  Open Question: What is “anguille
am currently reading "The Children of The Sky" and I come across this word. "Anguille borkner" seems like some kind of skill. It has been a long time since I read "A Fire Upon the Deep", I don't remember anything related to this word. I am currently reading "The Children of The Sky" and I come across this word. "Anguille borkner" seems like some kind of skill. It has been a long time since I read "A Fire Upon the Deep", I don't remember anything related to this word.
Posted on 8 December 2014 | 5:16 pm
  Resolved Question: Zheng He (Chinese
Greetings. This may be a strange request but I need to know of fictional pieces featuring Zheng He (I believe his name used to be romanized differently but I'm not sure) as a main character or at least a character with some relevance. I don't care about the format: Movies, Comics, Manga, TV Shows, Books, it's all good, it doesn't matter if it is realistic or more out there with supernatural elements. Documentaries are not exactly what I'm looking for but if you know any I'd appreciate it as well. Thanks in advance. @Petrusclavus If you could recall the actual name of the series and some of the books that'd be great. Maybe I can find translations somewhere, it's a something at least.
Posted on 23 November 2013 | 12:50 am
  Resolved Question: What are Vernor's Zones
I'm 65 pages into Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep and I am little confused. What exactly are Zones of Thought? It seems to be boundaries between radically different stages of technology except if one technology from one zone is brought into another zone then that technology won't work. Why not? Different physics? AI cannot exist in the Slow Zone but can exist in the Beyond? What's preventing intelligence existing in the Unthinking Depths? I feel like I'm reading a sequel to a book I should have read first.
Posted on 23 April 2013 | 4:44 am
  Resolved Question: Any suggestions for good
Looking for some good sci-fi books to read over the summer.
Posted on 18 May 2012 | 3:49 pm
  Resolved Question: What is the sci fi novel
Posted on 7 May 2012 | 1:35 am



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