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Posted on 19 April 2018 | 5:40 am
  Wie das Silicon Valley Intelligenz anbetet -
WirtschaftsWocheWie das Silicon Valley Intelligenz anbetetWirtschaftsWocheUnd für wie überfällig sie die Vertreibung des Menschen aus dem Paradies seiner Wahnvorstellung halten, die Krone der Schöpfung zu sein: „Wenn Fortschritt von übermenschlicher Intelligenz vorangetrieben wird, wird dieser Fortschritt noch schneller ...and more »
Posted on 31 March 2018 | 12:06 am
  2017 Year-in-Review by Gardner Dozois -
Locus Online2017 Year-in-Review by Gardner DozoisLocus OnlineGood reprints in Chasing Shadows include work by Damon Knight, Robert Silverberg, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Vernor Vinge, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Brin himself, and others. Another fairly strong futurology anthology is Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk ...and more »
Posted on 26 March 2018 | 9:02 am
  Apathy Let Cambridge Analytica Abuse 50
Apathy Let Cambridge Analytica Abuse 50 million Facebook AccountsInvestorIntelCan you contract out of liability? Medical diagnostic software misses an obvious cause resulting in patient death? Who pays the repair bills when Skynet finally goes live and the Terminator kicks in your door? Vernor Vinge's 1993 short paper The Coming ...and more »
Posted on 24 March 2018 | 12:12 pm
  Wendy McElroy: Privacy – Do Not Come Late
Bitcoin News (press release)Wendy McElroy: Privacy – Do Not Come Late to the RevolutionBitcoin News (press release)The 1981 novella by Vernor Vinge is sometimes credited with launching the cyberpunk movement because it explores so many of the themes that were later developed in great detail. One theme: the protection of a true identity is vitally important to the ...
Posted on 17 March 2018 | 8:09 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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  KevinPhyland: What I’ve read in the last
KevinPhyland: What I’ve read in the last week: ~%~OG Oct 2014 ASIMOV’S Oct/Nov 2014 F&SF Dec 1980 A FIRE UP@! THE DEEP - Vernor… https://t.co/EOE8uI9T1x
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:25 pm
  neontaster: @1234flyingninja @HeimishCon In
ne!^taster: @1234flyingninja @HeimishC!^ In Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, humanity switched to decimal time so instead… https://t.co/WLDBGaQrEf
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:25 pm
  FredKiesche: Vernor Vinge (and Ray Kurzweil)
FredKiesche: Vernor Vinge (and Ray Kurzweil) shoutouts. (Ep. 46 – What is Virtual War? — The Modern War Ins*~@%ute Podcast — Over… https://t.co/Uu1UyQPAo3
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:25 pm
  _lanzz_: Ugh, even though it's already bad
_lanzz_: Ugh, even though it's already bad enough that Vernor Vinge himself made this embar^#ing mistake, it's even worse t… https://t.co/8P5AOaSWIT
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:25 pm
  bergmayer: @adamgurri This was a plot point
bergmayer: @adamgurri This was a plot point in Rainbow’s *@# by Vernor Vinge—some%^e invented YGBM (you gotta believe me) technology
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:25 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
Posted on 7 May 2012 | 1:35 am



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