"Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Vernor Vinge on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Vernor Vinge on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Vernor Vinge on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Vernor Vinge on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Vernor Vinge on Albert Einstein
"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."
"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."