Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 7th May 2007 03:14 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Vernor Vinge, 62, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence, who in a recent interview warned about the risks and opportunities that an electronic super-intelligence would offer to mankind. Vinge is a retired San Diego State University professor of mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is well-known for his 1993 manifesto, "The Coming Technological Singularity", in which he argues that exponential growth in technology means a point will be reached where the consequences are unknown. Vinge still believes in this future, which he thinks would come anytime after 2020.
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This has already happened
by pfortuny on Mon 7th May 2007 07:24 UTC
pfortuny
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2006-02-05

"exponential growth in technology means a point will be reached where the consequences are unknown"

Well, IIRC:

YouTube was un unkown consequence around 1960
Google was an unknown consequence around 1980
Online Banking was unknown by 1985

And a lot of unkown consequences. The satement is void of content.

WWII was an unkown consequence of many factors (including technology, by the way).

I like these people.

By 2030 Humankind will be so developed and technology will be so awsome that.... well, nobody know what technology will bring about in 2030.

Shall I be famous for that?

Imagine a BSOD in SkyNet.

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