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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Still waiting
by Soulbender on Mon 7th May 2007 04:38 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm still waiting for my aircar and my personal robot servant. We're supposed to have those by now, arent we?
At least that what was predicted earlier.

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RE: Still waiting
by Xaero_Vincent on Mon 7th May 2007 04:43 in reply to "Still waiting"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

How about a steam car instead? OK maybe a gokart instead.

I'm thinking about making one you know. I got the valve gear design all sketched out. ;)

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RE: Still waiting
by Silent_Seer on Mon 7th May 2007 10:09 in reply to "Still waiting"
Silent_Seer Member since:
2007-04-06

Yes, I want my iRobot!

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