The Singularity Is Near When Humans Transcend Biology

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143037889
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“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times

“Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe

“A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal

One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005

A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from t
he bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Age of Spiritual Machines who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence”


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.

The Singularity Is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0739466267
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How Singular? How singular is the Singularity? Will it happen in an instant? Lets consider again the derivation of the word. In mathematics a singularity is a value that is beyond any limit - in essence, infinity. The Singularity as we have discussed it in this book, does not achieve infinite levels of computation, memory, as any other other measurable attribute. But it certainly achieves vast levels of all these qualities, including intelligence. With the reverse engineering of the human brain we will be able to apply the parallel, self-organizing, chaotic, algorithms of human intelligence to enormously powerful computational substrates. This intelligence will then be in a position to improve its own design, both hardware and software, in a rapidly accelerating iterative process.

The The Singularity Is Near When Humans Transcend Information Biology Chinese Edition

Author: LI QING CHENG
Publisher: Mechanical Industry Press; 1 edition (October 10. 2011)
ISBN: 7111358899
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《奇点临近》是一本有思维方法论启示的书;是一本站在历史的高度,正面思考科技力量的书;是一本充满想象与预言,但又不失科学论证的书。《奇点临近》提供了一个崭新的视角:21世纪既是数百年以来科技、创意的顶点,又是对人类终极命运真挚的愿景。 《奇点临近》特点:奇特与警示的结论,书中六个纪元的划分奇特又富于哲理;严谨与独特的论述方法,通过分析科学发展趋势,演绎并预测未来;警世之语与探讨性对话,通过智者的眼睛去审视自然、科学以及世界;章尾与未来的对话,是一种思想的博弈:通过设想中的未来去理解当今的技术发展和进化中的人类。

100 Facts About The Singularity Is Near When Humans Transcend Biology That Even The Cia Doesn T Know

Author: Matthew Young
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5517046924
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The Singularity Is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218884
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For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future.

The Singularity Is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143037880
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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.

The Singularity Is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780670033843
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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.

The Age Of Intelligent Machines

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262610797
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Comparing the human brain with so-called artificial intelligence, the author probes past, present, and future attempts to create machine intelligence

Transcend

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1605292079
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In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition and science.

Fantastic Voyage

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579549541
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Presents information about aging and illness, offers a program of diet and lifestyle choices allowing people to live longer and avoid sickness, and examines current and future roles for biotechnology and nanotechnology in health.

Our Final Invention

Author: James Barrat
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250032261
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Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival.

Abundance

Author: Peter H. Diamandis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451614217
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A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such ...

Radical Abundance

Author: K. Eric Drexler
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610391144
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K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology—the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world.