Once in a great while a science fiction story is so visionary, yet so close to impending scientific developments that it becomes not only an accurate predictor, but itself the locus for new discoveries and development True Names by Vernor Vinge, first published in 1981, is such a work.Here is a feast of articles by computer scientists and journalists on the cutting edge of the field, writing about innovations and developments of the Internet, including, among others Danny Hillis Founder of thinking machines and the first Disney Fellow.Timothy C May former chief scientist at Intel a major insider in the field of computers and technology.Marvin Minsky Cofounder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab.Chip Morningstar and F Randall Farmer Codevelopers of habitat, the first real computer interactive environment.Mark Pesce Cocreator of VRML and the author of the Playful World How Technology Transforms Our Imagination.Richard M Stallman Research affiliate with MIT the founder of the Free Software Movement....
|Title||:||True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier|
|Publisher||:||Tor Books 2 edition December 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||896 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier Reviews
READ THIS BOOK. It has NOT gone stale. It's more relevant than ever. It's STILL mind-blowing.
This is a classic, and I was really glad to get it on the Kindle. Very prescient author.
True names is the first entry in the cyberpunk genre. It's well worth hunting down if you are fan of Sci-Fi.
Goid book, arrived early!
Great item thanks
Amazing story for being 30 years old. Still a pretty amazing view of a future cyberspace.
I usually don't enjoy short stories, but I made an exception for this book because I had heard good things about True Names. Vinge does an amazing job of character/plot development in each of these short stories. The common theme of "singularity" is explored in each.
quite an excellent and extraordinary read. loved every bit of it. would recommend it highly to any intelligent and curious person