Vernor Vinge's Quotes
Biography of Vernor Vinge
How will the approach of the Singularity spread across the human world view?Tags: Approach, Human, View
But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will.Tags: Happen
I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.Tags: Change, Human, Life
IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, in most cases not even recognized by its developers for what it is.Tags: Developers, Naturally, Recognized
It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.Tags: Old, Point, Reality
Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded.Tags: Ignored, Less, Research
The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors.Tags: Creative, Felt, Science
The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.Tags: Humanity, Truly, Work
We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.Tags: Deadly, Light, Makes
When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project.Tags: Creating, Project, Speak
Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence.Tags: Create, Means, Within
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.Tags: Events, Optimism, Sometimes
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.Tags: Often, Problems, Work
Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity: ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace.Tags: Another, Become, Progress
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.Tags: Others, Sense, Time
I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence.Tags: Potential, Profound, Research
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.Tags: Cannot, Natural, Technology
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.Tags: Fact, General, Minds
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.Tags: Problem, Simply, Stage
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.Tags: Science, Time, Writing
The public relations warriors fought and lost Monte Carlo's Battle of the Magazine Covers.Tags: Battle, Lost, Public
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