Tech Miscellanea part 3

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2007

William Gibson on the future

Q U O T E D

“The trouble is there are enough crazy factors and wild cards on the table now that I can’t convince myself of where a future might be in 10 to 15 years. … We hit a point somewhere in the mid-18th century where we started doing what we think of technology today and it started changing things for us, changing society. Since World War II it’s going literally exponential and what we are experiencing now is the real vertigo of that — we have no idea at all now where we are going.

Will global warming catch up with us? Is that irreparable? Will technological civilization collapse? There seems to be some possibility of that over the next 30 or 40 years or will we dosome Verner Vinge singularity trick

??and suddenly become capable of everything and everything will be cool and the geek rapture will arrive? That’s a possibility too.”

–??Science fiction author William Gibson, who coined the word “cyberspace,” explains why he’s taken to writing about the past
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From??http://svextra.com/blogs/gmsv/2007/08/quoted-606.html
Originally from:http://www.silicon.com/silicon/networks/webwatch/0,39024667,39168006-1,00.htm

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