Vernor Vinge, father of the tech singularity, has died at age 79

Enlarge / A photo of Vernor Vinge in 2006. (credit: Raul654)

On Wednesday, author David Brin announced that Vernor Vinge, sci-fi author, former professor, and father of the technological singularity concept, died from Parkinson's disease at age 79 on March

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