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Karl Schroeder (born September 4, 1962) is a Canadian author. He was born into the Mennonite community in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter. September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons. ... Brandon, known as the Wheat City, is a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ...


An author of far-future science fiction, Schroeder claims to present novel philosophical speculations in his work. One of his concepts, known as "thalience" has gained modest currency in the artificial intelligence and computer networking communities. His novels Ventus (2000), its prequel Lady of Mazes (2005), and the unrelated Permanence (2002) present far-future speculations on topics such as nanotechnology, terraforming, augmented reality and interstellar travel. He also co-wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction with Cory Doctorow. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Thalience is a concept invented by science fiction author Karl Schroeder in his novel Ventus (2000). ... University of California at Berkeley AI Resources links to 868 AI resource pages Loebner Prize website Artificial Intelligence Forum AIWiki - a wiki devoted to AI. AI web category on Open Directory Mindpixel The Planets Largest Artificial Intelligence Effort OpenMind CommonSense Teaching computers the stuff we all know Artificial Intelligence... A computer network is a system for communication among two or more computers. ... A mite next to a gear set produced using MEMS, the precursor to nanotechnology. ... Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in three stages of development. ... Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real world and computer generated data. ... Interstellar space travel is unmanned or manned travel between stars, though the term usually denotes the latter. ... Cory Doctorow at the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of Creative Commons. ...


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Karl Schroeder (born September 4, 1962) is a Canadian author.
He was born into the Mennonite community in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
An author of far-future science fiction, Schroeder claims to present novel philosophical speculations in his work.
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