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
But the basic premise was fascinating and a good read. - Goodreads
This book is a good introduction, but a little dated. - Goodreads
Fusion of human and machine. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kris Morelli - Goodreads

Interesting theories, interesting analysis, very, very long. However, I will remember many of his predictions and beliefs. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Devero - Goodreads

Over the next few decades, artificial intelligence will eclipse biological human intelligence. But we will also become “artificially” intelligent. Gradually, our biological bodies and brains will be replaced and enhanced by devices, and humanity will be altered beyond anything we can imagine. 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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