The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

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Penguin, Sep 22, 2005 - Social Science - 672 pages
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For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.
 

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Fascinating subject, incredibly dry writing. - Goodreads
Fantasitc insight into what is and what may be. - Goodreads
This book is a good introduction, but a little dated. - Goodreads
Fusion of human and machine. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gerrit Middelkoop - Goodreads

This book really inspired me. First I assumed that the thesis that technological advances are exponential was limited to microprocessors, but Ray provided an abundance of proof to the contrary. In the ... Read full review

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Strap in folks! The singularity is near! Upcoming technological changes that will forever change what it means to be human are right around the corner! This is a very optimistic view of the near ... Read full review

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Ray Kurzweil is a prize-winning author and scientist. Recipient of the MIT-Lemelson Prize (the world’s largest for innovation), and inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame, he received the 1999 National Medal of Technology. His books include The Age of SpiritualMachines and The Age of Intelligent Machines.

Visit Ray Kurzweil on the web:

http://www.kurzweiltech.com

http://www.kurzweilai.net/

 

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