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Topic: Living in an age of exponential change

From: Ian Taylor
Location: Westbury Leigh, BA13 3TR, UK
Date: 12/15/2013

I'm 73 years old and I've read sci-fi all my life. I trained as a programmer in 1967 and have worked in the software business ever since. I'm beginning to feel a sense of near-panic/exaltation and I can't be the only one of my generation. Is it just me or are we truly on the edge of evolution. One thing is clear, Page and Jobs have opened a Pandora's box and unleashed a force beyond our imagination.

Re: Living in an age of exponential change

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/16/2013

Wonder what Alan Turing would think if he were still with us? With all the advances, however, we still don't have anything like a true Thinking Machine. That leaves room for more science fiction!

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