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The age of spiritual machines

when computers exceed human intelligence

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Written in English

388 pages

Imagine a world where the difference between man and machine blurs, where the line between humanity and technology fades, and where the soul and the silicon chip unite. This is not science fiction. This is the twenty-first century according to Ray Kurzweil, the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era. In his inspired hands, life in the new millennium no longer seems daunting. Instead, it promises to be an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. More than just a list of predictions, Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in: computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Eventually, the distinction between humans and computers will have become sufficiently blurred that when the machines claim to be conscious, we will believe them. - Back cover.

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The Age of Spiritual Machines
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
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Cover of: The age of spiritual machines
Cover of: Xin ling ji qi shi dai =
Xin ling ji qi shi dai =: The age of spiritual machines
2000, Gao bao guo ji (ji tuan) you xian gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban.
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Imagine a world where the difference between man and machine blurs, where the line between humanity and technology fades, and where the soul and the silicon chip unite. This is not science fiction. This is the twenty-first century according to Ray Kurzweil, the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era. In his inspired hands, life in the new millennium no longer seems daunting. Instead, it promises to be an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. More than just a list of predictions, Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in: computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Eventually, the distinction between humans and computers will have become sufficiently blurred that when the machines claim to be conscious, we will believe them. - Back cover.

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The universe is made of stories, not atoms. - Muriel Rukseyer
Page 9, added by George.) "Kurzweil is careful to talk about context and how that affects knowledge. Raw information is different."
As we start at the beginning, we will notice an unusual attribute of the nature of time, one that is critical to our passage to the twenty-first century.
added by George.) "First sentence."

Classifications

Library of Congress Q335 .K88 1999
Dewey 006.3

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [344]-368) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
006.3
Library of Congress
Q335 .K88 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 388 p. :
Number of pages
388

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Open Library
OL376849M
Internet Archive
ageofspiritualma00kurzrich
ISBN 10
0670882178
LC Control Number
98038804
Wikidata
Q58848011
Library Thing
5924
Goodreads
531338

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