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Podcast with Vernor Vinge

img src=”http://instapundit.com/archives/images/vingecover.jpg” align=right border=0 Today, we are talking with one of science fiction’s most brillant and popular authors, a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernor_Vinge”Vernor Vinge/a. Vinge coined the term, a href=”http://mindstalk.net/vinge/vinge-sing.html”Singularity/a, a term used to indicate a future where technological change has changed everything. We see the beginning of that change with Internet-based tools that are changing our lives–Wikipedia, Google, eBay and others. Vinge discusses his new novel, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2path=ASIN/0312856849tag=wwwviolentkicomcamp=1789creative=9325″Rainbows End,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0312856849″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / the Internet of 2025, mind transfer and whether colleges will become obsolete after the Singularity.br /br /Thanks for the three and one-half million downloads our podcasts have received so far! We had over 141,000 (141,131 to be exact) downloads just today and it seems to be growing. Who says individuals have to rely on the MSM or even cable channels to give them a platform? Podcasts are the Singularity in action.br /br /You can a href=”http://podcasts.instapundit.com/VingeShow042606.mp3″listen here/a (no iPod needed) or a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=116559643s=143441″subscribe to iTunes./a We are asking our iTunes listeners who have not done so to please subscribe to iTunes for our podcasts to help us move up the charts. Exposure — it’s what we get instead of money!br /br /A low-fi version for dialup users is a href=”http://www.instapundit.com/extra_archives/2006_02.php#028499″here,/a and you can see all our previous episodes a href=”http://instapundit.com/archives/cat_podcasts.php”here./a