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The Singularity Is Near

When Humans Transcend Biology

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652 pages

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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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 Penguin (Non-Classics)


First Sentence

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

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Open Library
OL7361672M
ISBN 10
0143037889
ISBN 13
9780143037880
OCLC/WorldCat
71826177
Library Thing
8365
Goodreads
83518

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