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Posted on 12 July 2018 | 9:54 pm
  Transhumanism: Politics of hybridizing
Al-ArabiyaTranshumanism: Politics of hybridizing humans with robotsAl-ArabiyaIn fact, the computer scientist and mathematics professor Vernor Vinge who coined the term in his paper 'The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive the Post-Human Era' in 1992 had predicted that singularity would be achieved by the year 2030 ...
Posted on 27 June 2018 | 7:21 am
  Is This The World's Smallest Computer? -
HackadayIs This The World's Smallest Computer?HackadayHow small could you make a computer? In a way, that's a question that requires that a computer be defined, because you could measure the smallest computer simply in terms of the smallest area of silicon required to create a microprocessor. So perhaps ...and more »
Posted on 23 June 2018 | 7:04 pm
  Here's The Biggest Brand Disruption In Two
Irish Tech NewsHere's The Biggest Brand Disruption In Two WordsIrish Tech News... ELIZA, developed out of the MIT AI Lab, is a machine created in the mid-1960s that is able to conduct conversation via text with users; In 1993, Vernor Vinge publishes “The Coming Technological Singularity,” predicting the arrival of superhuman ...
Posted on 23 June 2018 | 1:14 pm
  The singularity is not near: The
SalonThe singularity is not near: The intellectual fraud of the “Singularitarians”SalonThe true father of Singularitarianism is a sci-fi author and retired mathematics professor from Wisconsin named Vernor Vinge. His earliest written exposition of the idea appeared in the January 1983 issue of Omni, an oddball “science” magazine founded ...
Posted on 13 May 2018 | 3:34 pm
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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