The Singularity Is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715640151
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The Singularity is Near offers a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.


Author: Ilya Kogan
ISBN: 9781425140120
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The discussion about SINGULARITY seems to be going in the wrong way. The singularity would differ from the one introduced in the existing books. This work is an attempt to show what we could expect.

Cyber Humans

Author: Woodrow Barfield
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319250507
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Throughout this book, one of the key points I make is that we humans may be
experiencing the last generation(s) of evolving predominately under the laws of
biology. Why? Because as discussed in Kurzweil's “The Singularity is Near:
When Humans Transcend Biology,”4 an analysis of the history of technology
shows that technological change is exponential. Kurzweil argues that
exponential growth is contrary to the “intuitive linear” view most people have of
societal progress in which ...


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BIOLOGY Biology (Viking Adult). In a precursor article, “The Law of Accelerating
Returns,” published in 2001, Kurzweil wrote: “Within a few decades, machine
intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity
technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric
of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and
nonbiological intelligence, ...

Rewiring The Real

Author: Mark C. Taylor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231531648
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Powers's science fiction anticipates the argument of the respected computer
scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and futurist Ray Kurtzweil, who writes in his
controversial 2005 book, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend
Biology: The Singularity will allow us to transcend these limitations of our
biological bodies and brains. We will gain power over our fates. Our mortality will
be in our own hands. We will be able to live as long as we want (a subtly different
statement from ...

Beyond Artificial Intelligence

Author: Jozef Kelemen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642344224
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Basic Books (1983) 3. Goertzel, B., Pennachin, C.: Artificial General Intelligence (
Cognitive Technologies). Springer (2007) 4. Good, I.J.: Speculations Concerning
the First Ultraintelligent Machine. Advances in Computers 6, 31–88 (1965) 5.
Havel, I.M.: Uroboros ještˇe nedojedl. Vesmır 87(8), 499 (2008) Havel, I.M.: Co je
to za revoluci? aneb Promena cloveka ve veku informace. Revue Prostor. 79, 7–
11 (2008) Kurzweil, R.: The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend

Character And Environment

Author: Ronald L. Sandler
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511868
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at one generation and “evolution transcending human cell, body, and brain” at (a
cautious) n generations (“Science and technology integration for increased
human Potential and Societal outcomes” 6). ray Kurzweil, a well-known
technologist and futurist, projects 2045 as the year when the merging of human
and machine intelligence will bring about “a profound and disruptive
transformation in human capabilities” (The Singularity Is Near: When Humans
Transcend Biology 136). even ...

Landscape Of The Mind

Author: John F. Hoffecker
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151848X
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If “strong AI” can be engineered in the next few decades (some are skeptical that
it can ever be done), we will, by definition, understand the principles that govern
creativity and discrete infinity. See, for example, Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is
Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (New York: Viking Press, 2005). Pinker,
How the Mind Works, 525. See also Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides, and
John Tooby, eds., The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the
Generation of ...

Science Fiction And Philosophy

Author: Susan Schneider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444327909
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Hughes, J. (2004), Citizen cyborg: Why democratic societies must respond to the
redesigned human of the future. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press. Huxley, J. (
1957). New bottles for new wine. London: Chatto & Windus. Joy, B. (2000). Why
the future doesn't need us. Wired, 8: 238–46. Kurzweil, R. (1999). The age of
spiritual machines: When computers exceed human intelligence. New York:
Viking. Kurzweil, R. (2005). The singularity is near: When humans transcend

Annihilation From Within

Author: Fred Charles Iklé
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151140X
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Ray Kurzweil wrote in The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed
Human Intelligence (New York: Viking, 1999) that electronic and photonic “
machines” will, by the end of this century, be more intelligent entities than
humans. He also envisages “virtual bodies” that would provide environmental
context and “virtual feelings” for these machines. In his most recent book, The
Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (New York: Viking, 2005),
Kurzweil moves ...