A response to gushing over Vinge’s singularity vision

From a message sent around where I work:

The three-time Hugo award SF writer Vernor Vinge just gave an intriguing talk at AAAI-2010. He believes that by 2030 human history likely will reach a singularity in which four computing technologies […] will create intelligent agencies that will surpass humans in every conceivable creative task. What fun!

Regardless of whether such a technological singularity may come to pass, my gut disagrees with the gushing interpretation.

It’s conceivable
creative tasks go cross-eyed
when the spring leaf falls.

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2 responses to “A response to gushing over Vinge’s singularity vision

  1. Jason, thank you for connecting humanity with nature and creation. Sure hope that guy is as goofy as he sounds! Amy

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