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The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: London : Gerald Duckworth, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN: 0715635611 9780715635612
OCLC Number: 70651403
Notes: "First published in the USA by Viking Penguin"--Title page verso.
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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