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The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN: 0739466267 9780739466261
OCLC Number: 318122862
Description: xvii, 652 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : the power of ideas --
Ch. 1. The six epochs --
Ch. 2. A theory of technology evolution : the law of accelerating returns --
Ch. 3. Achieving the computational capacity of the human brain --
Ch. 4. Achieving the software of human intelligence : how to reverse engineer the human brain --
Ch. 5. GNR : three overlapping revolutions --
Ch. 6. The impact ... --
Ch. 7. Ich bin ein Singularitarian --
Ch. 8. The deeply intertwined promise and peril of GNR --
Ch. 9. Response to critics --
Epilogue : how singular? : human centrality.
Responsibility: Ray Kurzweil.
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