"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."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Vernor Vinge on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Vernor Vinge on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Vernor Vinge on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Vernor Vinge on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Vernor Vinge on John F. Kennedy
"Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence."
"But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence."
"I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence."