Vernor Vinge on Spimes

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"Vernor Vinge is an award winning author, whose latest book Rainbows End is full of what we now call Spimes: smart networked sensors, that fill the world with intelligent chatter that the protagonists of the book constantly rely on. (You can also download a full, free electronic version of the book.)

We had the pleasure of a nice conversation with Vernor Vinge in San Diego about spimes, Open Spime, and what he thought about the impact of the wider diffusion of these technologies on our society." (