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Singularity

In 1993, mathematics professor/science fiction author Vernor Vinge wrote a now-famous article entitled “The Coming Technological Singularity“. He talked about the future, and a time when humanity will create an artificial (i.e. computer) superhuman intelligence, and the consequences of that … Continue reading

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Arrogance

“Statistically speaking, I’m the smartest person in the room.” A friend of mine (Erika) was talking to an acquaintance of hers when the acquaintance made that statement. This pissed her off to no end, as she saw it as pure … Continue reading

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Good Book

Just wanted to point out to any other struggling “gifted” folks out there: a commenter suggested the following book: Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults (also at Amazon). The book is mainly aimed at parents of gifted … Continue reading

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War Stories

Interesting: lonely genius becomes whole person through suicide attempt

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Incoming

Received an email today.  Partial quote: I… was struck by the similarity in our situations. I am myself a literal genius, I’ve enjoyed uninhibited academic success my entire life, yet I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a real friend. … Continue reading

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The Abyss Stares Back

By way of introduction, I will quote something that I wrote a while back, in response to a discussion of suicide. I have stared into that abyss. Nearly ten years ago I rode that edge a bit too closely, and … Continue reading

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