Facts about Vernor Vinge

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Vernor Vinge is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is still alive and was born February 10, 1944.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Vernor.

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Famous quotes by Vernor Vinge (22)


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"It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules"
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"We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light"
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"The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors"
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"Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded"
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"Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions, but often no faster than natural selection can do its work - the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection"
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"And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove... instead of twenty"
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"The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility"
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"When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months"
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"The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity"
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"In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds"
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"I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth"
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"IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, in most cases not even recognized by its developers for what it is"
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"I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence"
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"When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project"
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"Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things"
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"But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence"
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"But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will"
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"Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence"
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"The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being"
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"I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans' natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology"
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"How will the approach of the Singularity spread across the human world view?"
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"Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity: ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace"


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