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Born: 1946-03-22
Profession: Scientist
Nation: American
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One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.

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If you think of your life as a kind of computation, it's quite abundantly clear that there's not going to be a final answer and there won't be anything particularly wonderful about having the computation halt!

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A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules.

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Lately I've been working to convince myself that everything is a computation.

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Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.

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Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it's done, keep sending it out for quite awhile.

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All living things are gnarly, in that they inevitably do things that are much more complex than one might have expected.

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But how does it feel to plug into a system that's say, a million times as smart as a person.

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Computations are everywhere, once you begin to look at things in a certain way.

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I like a book better if I can't predict what's going to happen.

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I like to do things that are surprising and different.

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I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.

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If all else fails, there's always print or web zines.

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In any case, A New Kind of Science is a wonderful book, and I'm still absorbing its teachings.

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It's soothing to realize that my mind's processes are inherently uncontrollable.

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Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail.

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Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.

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Selling a book or story has never become absolutely automatic for me.

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The hard fact is that not everyone does get published.

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Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts.

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Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons.

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At present, however, I don't think the Net is a very good medium for books, books should really be inexpensive lightweight paperbacks you can bang around.

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Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print. You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.

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If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.

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It's tedious to watch something very obvious being worked out, like a movie that's not particularly good and after about half an hour you know how it's going to end.

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