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Vernor Vinge and LinkedIn

I don’t Grok Linkedin.  Yesterday I met two new people in a meeting with a group that is a potential customer for my company.  This morning I got Linkedin invitations-to-connect from them.   511 more words

Looking at technological singularities in our past & future

Summary:  It becomes increasingly clear that the rate of technological progress might accelerate in the coming years, taking us to an unknown world. Here we look at singularities past and future to help chart a course ahead, avoiding the dangers and seizing the benefits. 1,037 more words


The Cassini Division

Another retro review and another series I need to get back to.

This one is from August 7, 2000.

Review: The Cassini Division, Ken MacLeod, 1998. 415 more words

Book Review

Codops, Singularitarians, Mind uploading, Science, and Science Fiction (Part 2)

What are Singularitarians and the Singularity?

There are several definitions out there on the web but they are not really general enough or concise.

A Singularitarian is a person that believes that the increasing rate of technological progress is an exponential curve.   693 more words


Codops, Singularitarians, Mind uploading, Science, and Science Fiction (Part 1)


So, here we are in my Future and Science Fiction category.  Perhaps you have been curious and read or skimmed some of the content about codops and wondered what in the world I am on about. 757 more words

The Future And Science Fiction

ConDor 22

This weekend, I’m at Wild Wild West Con in Tucson, Arizona. Afterwards, I’ll spend three whirlwind days at work, then I’ll be off to San Diego for… 245 more words


Book Review: Player of Games (Iain M. Banks 1988)

In this review, I avoid spoilers, but since nothing really happens in this book for about 100 pages, that means some of the things I mention do happen a good percentage into the book. 387 more words

Science Fiction