Vernor Vinge:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Vernor Vinge (b. 1944) is an American science fiction writer, computer scientist and mathematician. He has written two Hugo award-winning novels (A Fire Upon the Deep A Deepness in the Sky) among a number of other well-liked works. His essay on the technological Singularity is also well-known; in it, he argues that exponential growth in technology will lead to a future that we cannot imagine. Vinge retired from teaching in 2002 to write full-time.
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Wearables - computers to go
Slang for 'wearable computer.'

Fast Times At Fairmont High (2001)

Wearables (Wearable Computers) - embroidered circuits
Computers and peripherals that use textiles for electronic circuitry.

Rainbows End (2006)

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