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Vernor Vinge

American,  Writer
Total Quotes : 22
Recognize Am Interface

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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Will Happen Singularity

But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will.

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Small Things Small Largest

Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.

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Some Over Access

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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Work Adapt Natural

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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Life Change Argue

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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View How Across

How will the approach of the Singularity spread across the human world view?

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Will Radical Another

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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Will Other Fiction Writers

The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors.

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Optimism Sometimes I Think

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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Possibilities Inevitable

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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Race Extinction Physical

The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility.

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Ignored Note Proposing

Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded.

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New Discarded Models

It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.

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Importance Fact Agreement

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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Smaller Productive Elite

The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.

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Humankind Center Held

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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Very Most Naturally

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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Within Means Superhuman

Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence.

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Creating Project AI

When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project.

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