Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

Software is shit

Vernor Vinge's Singularity prediction::
Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.

Is such progress avoidable? If not to be avoided, can events be guided so that we may survive? These questions are investigated. Some possible answers (and some further dangers) are presented.

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Neal Stepehnson's take:
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My thoughts are more in line with those of Jaron Lanier, who points out that while hardware might be getting faster all the time, software is shit (I am paraphrasing his argument). And without software to do something useful with all that hardware, the hardware's nothing more than a really complicated space heater.
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Tags: perl, tech
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