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  Facing a future of technologic wonders:
Institute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesFacing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial IntelligenceInstitute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesIn Vernor Vinge's near-future science fiction novel Rainbows End, the librarians at UCSD's Geisel Library put the entire book collection through a glorified wood chipper in order to digitize them. But at least in Rainbows End they saved the content of ...
Posted on 25 March 2017 | 11:13 pm
  The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st
The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely MissedPopular MechanicsBy Vernor Vinge (2006). Virtual reality is no longer technology exclusive to the pages of science fiction. Although Google Glass never really took off, a similar device will one day become as ubiquitous as iPhones. But it may not come in the same of ...
Posted on 22 March 2017 | 12:06 pm
  Is The Western Gaming Industry Getting
Is The Western Gaming Industry Getting Destroyed By Political Correctness?TheWolfHall (press release) (blog)Andy Weir, Suzanne Collins, Charles Stross, Vernor Vinge, John M. Scalzi, Pierce Brown, just to name a few. There are lots of good authors writing good science fiction books, and "political correctness" hasn't stopped them from doing their work, and it ...
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 1:56 am
  Singularity will create super humans, Google
The MarshalltownSingularity will create super humans, Google expert claimsThe MarshalltownThe 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 ...
Posted on 18 March 2017 | 3:52 am
  Super humans who are sexier, stronger and
Daily MailSuper humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029 as brains begin to fuse with machines, Google ...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.SXSW - We're live from #SXSW with cartoonist and author... - FacebookFacebookall 23 news articles »
Posted on 16 March 2017 | 9:23 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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  alissa: @jeremy @iano @robey @mrtall
alissa: @jeremy @iano @robey @mrtall @goldman @SaraJChipps Sec~~d Vernor Vinge--recently read Fire Up~~ The Deep and Deepness In The Sky, both great
Posted on 29 March 2017 | 3:48 pm
  planetaryjim: @KatWitchyWoman Life comes at
planetaryjim: @KatWitchyWoman Life comes at you fast. Dworkin's book is c. 2013. Vernor Vinge wrote about dust nets in "The Peace War" published in 1984.
Posted on 29 March 2017 | 3:48 pm
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Posted on 29 March 2017 | 3:48 pm
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Posted on 29 March 2017 | 3:48 pm
  faydra_deon: Free on eBook Blitz: After the
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Posted on 29 March 2017 | 3:48 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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