Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Startling in scope and bravado. (Janet Maslin, The New York Times) Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world. (Los Angeles Times) A pleasure to read. (The Wall Street Journal) The best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence (Bill Gates)

Product 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.
About the Author
Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists. The recipient of many awards and honored with accolades such as "the ultimate thinking machine" (Forbes) and the "rightful heir to Thomas Jefferson" (Inc.), he is the author of four previous books.