Freedom, Science Fiction and the Singularity: A conversation with author Vernor Vinge
Vernor Vinge is a former San Diego State University math professor and a Hugo award-winning science fiction novelist. In Vinge's 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity" Vinge wrote, "Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended."
We sat down with Vinge to learn more about his influences, his novels and the coming singularity.
Vinge's latest novel, The Children of the Sky, will be released in October 2011.
Produced by Paul Feine, Alex Manning and Zach Weissmueller.
Approximately 7 minutes.
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