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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

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In his latest, thrilling foray into the future, a great inventor and futurist envisions an event--the "singularity"--in which technological change ... Show synopsis

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  • The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (Findaway World) – Unknown binding (2011)
    by Ray Kurzweil, PhD, George K Wilson (Read by)

    The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

    Unknown binding, Findaway World
    2011
    English

    ISBN: 1617078026
    ISBN-13: 9781617078026

    For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist 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, ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
ewrussell4@verizon.net

A must for students of biology

by ewrussell4@verizon.net on Nov 10, 2011

Book arrived in all most mint condition from seller. No highlighting or marks ever found. Well written for anyone in continuous learning in liberal arts as well as biological studies. Narrow-minded readers beware.

Peter1234

Fantastic Voyage to the Future

by Peter1234 on Jul 17, 2008

Do you find that the pace of life has increased but you just ascribe that to aging? Do you think that the computing revolution slowed down with the dot-com bubble bursting? Do you think the possiblities of solar energy being a significant source of power are far in the future? If you could see from history that all of these things have been growing at a steadily accelerating rate from recorded and paleolithic history would you acknowledge the possibility that at some time in the future technology will be able to marry the electronic and bological worlds? Ray Kurzweil lays out the case that the "Singularity", the marriage of the electronic and biological worlds, is occuring now and will be a reality in the next two decades. Further, with this will come a further acceleration in the growth of human driven intelligence and exploitation of technology. This is a bit of a technical read but a fascinating view of what the future will be.

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