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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I hate this garbage
by estrabd on Mon 7th May 2007 14:03 UTC
estrabd
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2006-01-18

Talk of technology singularity was humorous at first, now it is just plain annoying. All futurists are merely trying to sell their product - whatever it is. Some people follow this garbage like a religion - indeed it requires that sort of faith.

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