HW8

HW 8, due Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

1. Read Asimov's "The Last Question" (textvideo) and/or Vinge's "Technological Singularity." What do you think of the singularity concept? What do you think of Ray Kurzweil's views on the singularity? What do you think of Ray Kurzweil the person?

2. Do you think we will find intelligent life in the universe? Why or why not?

3. For your project, write up 399 words and post to your blog, or do the equivalent in effort on something other than writing and explain briefly (but specifically, so we can figure out what you actually did) to your blog.

4. Grad students only: continue with the book you obtained. Read the next 15 pages. State what page numbers you have read. Then, in 75 words or more discuss those 15 pages. Explain what you agree with, disagree with, and how your views compare with those of other reviewers on Amazon or elsewhere.