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The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN: 0670033847 9780670033843
OCLC Number: 57201348
Description: xvii, 652 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The six epochs --
A theory of technology evolution : the law of accelerating returns --
Achieving the computational capacity of the human brain --
Achieving the software of human intelligence : how to reverse engineer the human brain --
GNR : three overlapping revolutions --
The impact ... --
Ich bin ein singularitarian --
The deeply intertwined promise and peril of GNR --
Response to critics --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Ray Kurzweil.
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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.

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