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Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Life is a green madness just now, trying Life is a green madness just now, trying to squeeze the last bit of warmth from the season. Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Politics may come and go, but Greed goes Politics may come and go, but Greed goes on forever. Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors. Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Most civilizations had more fiction than they did Most civilizations had more fiction than they did real history. Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Ty or Ra or Thect Ty or Ra or Thect Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: The heart of manipulation is to empathize without The heart of manipulation is to empathize without being touched. Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Note that I am not proposing that AI Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Sometimes terror and pain are not the best Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Ravna became a librarian. "The ultimate dilettante!" Lynne Ravna became a librarian. "The ultimate dilettante!" Lynne had teased. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: We're endangered by our own success. We're endangered by our own success. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: One of his greatest talents was empathy; no One of his greatest talents was empathy; no sadist can aspire to perfection without that diagnostic ability. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: So much technology, so little talent. So much technology, so little talent. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: I argue in this paper that we are I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: All his life he had lived by the All his life he had lived by the law. Often his job had been to stop acts of revenge ... And now revenge was all that life had left for him. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: The hours came to minutes, the minutes to The hours came to minutes, the minutes to seconds. And now each second was as
long as all the time before — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Hexapodia as the key insight Hexapodia as the key insight — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: How long must a fish study to understand How long must a fish study to understand human motivation? — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: The physical extinction of the human race is The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Peregrine Wickwrackrum was of two minds about evil: Peregrine Wickwrackrum was of two minds about evil: when enough rules get broken, sometimes there is good amid the carnage. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Now on Tines World, the Zone physics was Now on Tines World, the Zone physics was still improving. What was it like thirty lightyears higher? Bili — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: [He] was an insect wandering in the cathedral [He] was an insect wandering in the cathedral his mind had become. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change. Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Tycoon had a peddler's talent for using words Tycoon had a peddler's talent for using words to redefine reality. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Little fish risking everything for a piece of Little fish risking everything for a piece of godhood ... and not knowing heaven from hell, even when they find it. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Enormous cemeteries existed among sedentary civilizations, where the Enormous cemeteries existed among sedentary civilizations, where the weight of the past grew larger than any present time. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Ravna thought a moment. "Sysadmin is the usual Ravna thought a moment. "Sysadmin is the usual term," she said. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: He was guided by what he saw rather He was guided by what he saw rather than by what he wanted to believe. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all - no one's around to write horror stories. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Once upon a time I was such a Once upon a time I was such a good liar; I could talk the fish right into my mouths. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, in most cases not even recognized by its developers for what it is. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: How to explain? How to describe? Even the How to explain? How to describe? Even the omniscient viewpoint quails. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: It was not called the Net of a It was not called the Net of a Million Lies for nothing. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Peregrine Wickwrackscar was flying. A pilgrim with legends Peregrine Wickwrackscar was flying. A pilgrim with legends that went back almost a thousand years-and not one of them could come near to this! — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Technical people don't make good slaves. Without their Technical people don't make good slaves. Without their wholehearted cooperation, things fall apart. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: The work that is truly productive is the The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Half-assed programming was a time-filler that, like knitting, Half-assed programming was a time-filler that, like knitting, must date to the beginning of the human experience. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: I never guessed I could cry so hard I never guessed I could cry so hard my face hurt. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: I say, let's learn more and then speculate. I say, let's learn more and then speculate. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: While We are out of Touch or How While We are out of Touch or How to Survive and Prosper during the Next Thirty Minutes by Your Friend, the Mysterious Stranger — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: He claimed that nearby gun thunder cleared the He claimed that nearby gun thunder cleared the mind - but most everybody else agreed it made you daft. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: For where there is heaven, there can also For where there is heaven, there can also be hell. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: If there be only hours, at least learn If there be only hours, at least learn what there is time to learn. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Funny how Underhill could get along with almost Funny how Underhill could get along with almost anyone, tuning down his manias to whatever the traffic would bear. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: I have come to kill you."The death's heads I have come to kill you."The death's heads shrugged. "You have come to try. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: This was a commercial situation, not some exercise This was a commercial situation, not some exercise in an Applied Theology course. — Vernor Vinge
Vernor's Quotes By Vernor Vinge: Well, what do you know," Pham said. "Butterflies Well, what do you know," Pham said. "Butterflies in jackboots. — Vernor Vinge