September 8, 2004
“A singularity looks great in special f/x, but is there any substance in the idea?” asks writer Bruce Sterling.
“When Vinge first posed the problem, he was concerned that the imminent eruption in artificial intelligence would lead to ubermenschen of unfathomable mental agility. More than a decade later, we still can’t say with any precision what intelligence is, much less how to build it. If you fail to define… read more