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  Elon Musk warns the end of the simulation we
Daily MailElon Musk warns the end of the simulation we live in is 'coming soon' in bizarre Twitter conversation with creators ...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.and more »
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 2:16 pm
  互联网最新创业资讯_36氪 - 36kr
36kr互联网最新创业资讯_36氪36kr编者按:本文来自微信公众号“硅谷密探”(ID:guigudiyixian),36氪经授权发布。 将人工智能的发展历史浓缩到十个瞬间并不是一件容易的事。这世界上有数以百计的 ...and more »
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 11:54 pm
  A beginner's guide to AI superintelligence
Digital TrendsA beginner's guide to AI superintelligence and 'the singularity'Digital TrendsThis idea was later picked up by Vernor Vinge, a sci-fi writer, mathematics professor and computer scientist. In a famous 1993 essay, “The Coming Technological Singularity” Vinge made the famous prediction that: “Within 30 years, we will have the ...
Posted on 4 October 2017 | 7:02 am
  Heilige Innovatiegraal bestaat niet -
ComputableHeilige Innovatiegraal bestaat nietComputable... jaren vijftig is geformuleerd door Stanislaw Ulam, een Pools-Amerikaanse wiskundige die heeft meegewerkt aan de waterstofbom. Sinds de jaren negentig maakte het furore dankzij een essay van Vernor Vinge, publicaties van Ray Kurzweil en een ...
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 5:35 am
  La Singularité - Intelligence Artificielle
La SingularitéIntelligence Artificielle et Transhumanisme (Communiqué de presse) (Blog)Oubliez vos soucis, vos problèmes d'argent, vos plans retraite. L'histoire de l'humanité s'achève dans une vingtaine d'années tout au plus. « Dans les trente ans, » proclame l'auteur de science-fiction Vernor Vinge, « l'humanité aura les moyens de ...
Posted on 28 September 2017 | 10:39 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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  peternlewis: We are so doomed. Between GPS
peternlewis: We are so doomed. Between GPS trackers in USB cables, and AI gene^* fake images. How l@&!g until we have Vernor Vinge’s Localizers?
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 10:51 pm
  atomicthumbs: @gravislizard
atomicthumbs: @gravislizard vernor vinge wrote about this and it was terrifying. not sure if he was tryin…
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 10:51 pm
  CVL_inSL: No Dec book discussion but JAN
CVL_inSL: No Dec book discussi%~%* but JAN 2018 ^!le #SciFi Rainbows &^ by Vernor Vinge 1/26 at our new locati%~%* in Library L…
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 10:51 pm
  Daniel_Zappala: @mholt6 @starwars Reminds me
Daniel_Zappala: @mholt6 @starwars Reminds me of the Vernor Vinge novel I'm reading now, Rainbows &&@.
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 10:51 pm
  matthh: @MikeIsaac I was 10 years-old in
matthh: @MikeIsaac I was 10 years-old in 1980, so RPO was fun as ^~~ for me. Junot Diaz: Brief W@@*^drous Life of Oscar Wao…
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 10:51 pm
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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
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