Entries tagged with: Vernor Vinge

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Singular Sensations

The Singularity concept remains inescapable these days, although rarely well-understood. Both are unfortunate developments, for essentially the same reason: the popularity of the term "Singularity" has undermined its narrative value. Its use in a discussion is almost guaranteed to become...

Singularities Enough, and Time

A few people have asked me what I thought of Karl Schroeder's recent article at Worldchanging, "No Time for the Singularity." Karl argues that we can't count on super-intelligent AIs to save us from environmental disaster, since by the time...

Good Ancestors... But Who Are Our Descendants?

The "Good Ancestor Principle" is based on a challenge posed by Jonas Salk: ...the most important question we must ask ourselves is, “Are we being good ancestors?” Given the rapidly changing discoveries and conditions of the times, this opens up...

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