The Independent | Revenge of the nerds: Should we listen to futurists or are they leading us towards ‘nerdocalypse’?
September 12, 2010
Source: The Independent — September 12, 2010 | Mike Hodgkinson
Over the following two days, in the conference hall at the Hyatt Regency hotel, these and other invited experts add their latest insights and thoughts to a concept first suggested in the 1950s by information theorist John von Neumann, expanded on during the 1980s and 1990s by computer scientist Vernor Vinge, and carried enthusiastically through to the 21st century by current singularitarian-in-chief, inventor Ray Kurzweil.
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