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An edition of The Singularity Is Near (2005)

The singularity is near

when humans transcend biology

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This edition was published in by Viking/Penguin Group in New York.

Written in English

652 pages

A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging.

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Cover of: The Singularity Is Near
The Singularity Is Near
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Singularity Is Near
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
September 26, 2006, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: The singularity is near
The singularity is near: when humans transcend biology
2005, Viking/Penguin Group
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Singularity Is Near
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
September 22, 2005, Viking Adult
Hardcover in English

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The Singularity Is Near

First published in 2005



First Sentence

"I am not sure when I first became aware of the Singularity."

Work Description

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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Library of Congress QP376 .K85 2005
Dewey 153.9

The singularity is near

when humans transcend biology

This edition was published in by Viking/Penguin Group in New York.


Edition Description

A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging.

Table of Contents

The six epochs
A theory of technology evolution : the law of accelerating returns
Achieving the computational capacity of the human brain
Achieving the software of human intelligence : how to reverse engineer the human brain
GNR : three overlapping revolutions
The impact ...
Ich bin ein singularitarian
The deeply intertwined promise and peril of GNR
Response to critics
Epilogue.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
153.9
Library of Congress
QP376 .K85 2005, QP376 .K85 2006

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xvii, 652 p. :
Number of pages
652

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OL23050172M
Internet Archive
singularityisnea00kurz
ISBN 10
0670033847
LC Control Number
2004061231
Library Thing
8365
Goodreads
427309

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