Microbadge - Vernor Vinge fan

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Richard S
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Rensselaer
New York
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Name Vernor Vinge fan
Group Literature and Arts Vernor Vinge fan
Num Owners 22
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Vernor Steffen Vinge (born October 2, 1944 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.) is a retired San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002) and The Cookie Monster (2004), as well as for his 1984 novel The Peace War and his 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity", in which he argues that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence will mark the point at which "the human era will be ended," such that no current models of reality are sufficient to predict beyond it: "Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.

Source: Wikipedia, "Vernor Vinge", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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