Posted by: crudbasher | August 30, 2011

A Lens To View The Future

One of the most profound moments for me in my thinking about the future of education was when I read the book Rainbow’s End. In it, author Vernor Vinge creates a world in 2025 where everyone is connected in an augmented reality world and where much of life happens online. I think this book gets a lot of things right and I highly recommend it if you like a good scifi story.

Anyway, I came across this new interview with the author. It’s good stuff!

There is a section in the middle where he talks about how the future will be different than what we can think of. The way I think about the future is to question everything about what we take for granted today.

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  1. [...] have written about Mr. Vinge’s book Rainbow’s End before. In this new interview Mr. Vinge talks about the Singularity. This is a point in time where [...]


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