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 Vernor Vinge - “When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project.”
 Vernor Vinge - “Well, maybe it won't happen at all Sometimes I try to imagine the symptoms that we should expect to see if the Singularity is not to develop.”
 Vernor Vinge - “The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.”
 Vernor Vinge - “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.”
 Vernor Vinge - “The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility.”
 Vernor Vinge - “Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded.”
 Vernor Vinge - “It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.”
 Vernor Vinge - “IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, in most cases not even recognized by its developers for what it is.”
 Vernor Vinge - “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.”
 Vernor Vinge - “I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.”
 Vernor Vinge - “How will the approach of the Singularity spread across the human world view”
 Vernor Vinge - “Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.”
 Vernor Vinge - “But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will.”
 Vernor Vinge - “Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace.”
 Vernor Vinge - “Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence.”
 Vernor Vinge - “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.”
 Vernor Vinge - “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.”
 Vernor Vinge - “The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors.”
 Vernor Vinge - “Based largely on this trend, I believe that the creation of greater than human intelligence will occur during the next thirty years.”
 Vernor Vinge - “We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.”
 Joan D. Vinge - “What I do not want to write is didactic political tracts.”
 Joan D. Vinge - “What does immortality mean to me That we all want more time and we want it to be quality time.”
 Joan D. Vinge - “Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.”
 Joan D. Vinge - “These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.”
 Joan D. Vinge - “There's no such thing as a free lunch, at least on the karmic level.”

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