Scholar Predicts That Computers Will Soon Be Smarter Than You

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Vernor Vinge has made a career out of peering into the future -- both as an academic and as a science-fiction author.

Some have credited Mr. Vinge with being one of the first to imagine a shared virtual space created by computer networks. Though he...

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