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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 6:10 am
搜狐从寻找可敬的人类开始，扩展未来人类生存的8个维度搜狐科幻小说作家Vernor Vinge则认为是2029年。讽刺的是，这一年正是人类历史上最大的股票市场崩盘的一百周年。 但1929年将我们向后一下子推入了一个更加原始得人类混沌状态，而下一个奇点则会将我们向前推进到一个新的 ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 7:37 pm
The Age of the machines ( Artificial
The New Indian ExpressThe Age of the machines ( Artificial Intelligence )The New Indian ExpressEminent mathematicians like Vernor Vinge speculated that when a computer becomes capable of independently devising ways to achieve goals, the next step is its capability of introspection, thus enabling it to upgrade its own software, thereby boosting ...
Posted on 10 February 2018 | 8:33 am
Invasion of the Body Snatchers:
WIREDInvasion of the Body Snatchers: Transhumanism Is Dominating Sci-Fi TVWIREDThe future belongs to those who can afford it. This may be virtually true in today's world, where surviving retirement can feel impossible, but it's also the literal premise of Altered Carbon, Netflix's new prestige sci-fi series. Based on Richard K ...
Posted on 8 February 2018 | 12:18 pm
'Nowconomics' And The Change Pandemic: Why
Forbes'Nowconomics' And The Change Pandemic: Why You Need A Better Framework For Decision MakingForbesThree-dimensional processors and memory drives along with biological, photon and quantum computing will keep the rate of information improvement at the same level. "Singularity," a term coined by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge to mean the point at ...
Posted on 8 February 2018 | 6:01 am
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
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
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
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