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  Certification Watch (Vol. 21, No. 49) - Go
Certification Watch (Vol. 21, No. 49)  Go CertifyIn this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, Oracle Certification highlights training opportunities for its top credentials, Red Hat seek its next Certified ...
Posted on 5 December 2018 | 12:00 am
  10 new science fiction and fantasy books to
10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out this December  The VergeMy background is in military history, and one of the things that I've been trying to do more of in recent months is to get a bit more up to speed on the current state ...
Posted on 1 December 2018 | 12:00 am
  Rethinking HCI with Neural Interfaces
Rethinking HCI with Neural Interfaces @CTRLlabsCo  InfoQ.comAdam Berenzweig talks about brain-computer interfaces, neuromuscular interfaces, and other biosensing techniques that can eliminate the need for physical ...
Posted on 28 November 2018 | 12:00 am
  Who wants to live forever? - Anne Zammit -
Who wants to live forever? - Anne Zammit  Times of MaltaRules for robots have become a hot topic as European Union policy-makers have been caught off guard by the rapid growth of artificial intelligence. And the line ...
Posted on 18 November 2018 | 12:00 am
  Chinese AI will develop Chinese artificial
Chinese AI will develop Chinese artificial consciousness  Asia TimesIf the experts are to be believed, AI will develop its own consciousness. A closer look suggests they got it backwards – human consciousness will be embedded ...
Posted on 28 October 2018 | 12:00 am
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  N.K. Jemisin becomes first author to win
N.K. Jemisin becomes first author to win Hugo Award for Best Novel three years in a row  Entertainment Weekly NewsA remarkable new record was made at the 2018 Hugo Awards on Sunday night. When author N.K. Jemisin won Best Novel for her book The Stone Sky at the ...
Posted on 20 August 2018 | 12:00 am
  Your name is all over the internet, but it
Your name is all over the internet, but it doesn’t need to be  The Mercury NewsBy Elaine Ou | Bloomberg News. In the 1981 sci-fi novel “True Names,” Vernor Vinge describes a dystopian future in which hackers go to great lengths to keep ...
Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:00 am
  Silicon Valley funds our helpless future, by
Silicon Valley funds our helpless future, by Charles Perragin & Guillaume Renouard  Le Monde DiplomatiqueWhy is research into the development of artificial intelligence, and its future effects on humanity, mostly funded and controlled by those who (...)
Posted on 27 July 2018 | 1:06 pm
  2018 Prometheus Awards Winners - Locus
2018 Prometheus Awards Winners  Locus OnlineThe Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS) has announced the winner of the 2018 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, honoring works published in 2017 that “examine ...
Posted on 9 July 2018 | 12:00 am
  Here’s The Biggest Brand Disruption In Two
Here’s The Biggest Brand Disruption In Two Words  Irish Tech NewsWhat's causing the most disruption of your brand? Some will point to social media, the mobile phone or other technologies. But it's not the technologies ...
Posted on 23 June 2018 | 12:00 am
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  Is This The World's Smallest Computer? -
Is 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 ...
Posted on 23 June 2018 | 12:00 am
  EA Motive's Jade Raymond: 'I want to build a
EA Motive's Jade Raymond: 'I want to build a different kind of creatively-led studio'  MCVJade Raymond will receive our new Vanguard Award at the Develop Awards this July, alongside her keynote at the Develop:Brighton conference. We chat to her ...
Posted on 5 June 2018 | 12:00 am
  After Texas school shooting, how can we
After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?  USA TODAYTo fight the deadly ideas that lead to school shootings, we need to have moral codes that turn kids away from murder.
Posted on 21 May 2018 | 12:00 am
  The singularity is not near: The
The singularity is not near: The intellectual fraud of the “Singularitarians”  SalonTechnology was identified as the true official religion of the modern state more than seventy years ago by the late Christian anarchist philosopher Jacques Ellul.
Posted on 13 May 2018 | 12:00 am
  What Exactly Is Artificial Intelligence,
What Exactly Is Artificial Intelligence, Anyway?  The Wall Street JournalEverybody's talking about AI these days. Here's what all the fuss is about. And the fears.
Posted on 30 April 2018 | 12:00 am
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  2017 Year-in-Review by Gardner Dozois -
2017 Year-in-Review by Gardner Dozois  Locus OnlineLast year I mentioned that most of the stories I was seeing were of short-story length, with few long novelettes or novellas. Although perhaps most of this year's ...
Posted on 26 March 2018 | 12:00 am
  Apathy Let Cambridge Analytica Abuse 50
Apathy Let Cambridge Analytica Abuse 50 million Facebook Accounts  InvestorIntelIt was revealed last week that Cambridge Analytica abused personal information from 50 million Facebook accounts in early 2014 to build a system to profile ...
Posted on 24 March 2018 | 12:00 am
  JB Dunckel Is Staring into the Light of a
JB Dunckel Is Staring into the Light of a Future After Air  NoiseyNowadays, everyone tends to ask Jean-Benoît Dunckel about the past. It sort of comes with the territory when you're one-half of a band as impactful as Air.
Posted on 15 March 2018 | 12:00 am
  Kate Wilhelm: An appreciation - Los Angeles
Kate Wilhelm: An appreciation  Los Angeles TimesKate Wilhelm was an award-winning science fiction writer whose work was subtle, psychological and often stood apart. She died last week; Scott Bradfield has ...
Posted on 13 March 2018 | 12:00 am
  Virtual War – A Revolution in Human
Virtual War – A Revolution in Human Affairs  smallwarsjournalVirtual War – A Revolution in Human Affairs. Stefan J. Banach. War, of any kind, is the ultimate failure of mankind. Yet, in the course of human endeavors, we ...
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 1:11 pm
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  PixyMisa: @lporiginalg They should read
PixyMisa: @lporiginalg They should read Rainbows ~#&! by Vernor Vinge. There are worse things than 3D scans.
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 4:48 am
  limbikfreq: Now Playing: Christ. - Vernor
limbikfreq: Now Playing: Christ. - Vernor Vinge
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 4:48 am
  SuperBuker: ... though his invention worked
SuperBuker: ... though his inventi&&! worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to *!&@. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 4:48 am
  stevenpbrumby: RT @thomsonreuters: Delve
stevenpbrumby: RT @thoms%@reuters: Delve into our interview with award winning author Vernor Vinge as he marks the 25th anniversary of his paper The Comin…
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 4:48 am
  calxolotl: @luminousalicorn Depends on the
calxolotl: @luminousalicorn Dep*~s %& the animal, right? According to deer or rabbits we're clumsy, violent orcs. According t… https://t.co/txjEvvQRBA
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 4:48 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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