Our Accelerating Future

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Lulu Press, Inc, Aug 26, 2015 - Science
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In this collection of short articles, Singularity Summit co-founder and former Singularity Institute futurist Michael Anissimov describes the most important ideas in futurism and transhumanism: the Singularity, Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, and cybernetic enhancement. Within the next century, our world will be turned upside-down by the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence in a technological medium. This concise and clear book serves to introduce the concept to new audiences who are interested in the Singularity and want to know more about this important event which will impact every life on the planet.
 

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Contents

Defining the Singularity
The Greatest Leap
What are the Odds?
AI and Effective Sagacity
Max Tegmark on the Singularity
Other Kinds of Minds
The Singularity is Not Unknowable
Six Definitions of Transhumanism
BiteSize Molecular Nanotechnology Glossary
A Nuclear Reactor in Every Home
Kinematic SelfReplicating Machines
Ten Interesting Futuristic Materials
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