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The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology Description:

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 i The Age of Spiritual Machines i 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

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed Description:

b The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain b br br Ray Kurzweil is arguably today s most influential and often controversial futurist In i How to Create a Mind i Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human machine civilization reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines br br Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions how the mind emerges from the brain and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world s problems He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating br br Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year i How to Create a Mind i is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil s previous classics which include i Fantastic Voyage Live Long Enough to Live Forever i and i The Age of Spiritual Machines i

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence Description:

b Ray Kurzweil b is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era an international authority on artificial intelligence and one of our greatest living visionaries Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty first century an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live Kurzweil s prophetic blueprint for the future takes us through the advances that inexorably result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year with human level capabilities not far behind in relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers companions and lovers and in information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways Optimistic and challenging thought provoking and engaging b The Age of Spiritual Machines b is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever Description:

In Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman MD published Fantastic Voyage Live Long Enough to Live Forever Their groundbreaking book marshaled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new developments in medicine and technology will allow us to radically extend our life expectancies and slow down the aging process Soon our notion of what it means to be a year old will be as outdated as an eight track tape player br br TRANSCEND Nine Steps to Living Well Forever presents a practical enjoyable program so that readers can live long enough and remain healthy long enough to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will be occurring at an accelerating pace during the years ahead To help readers remember the nine key components of the program Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic Talk with your doctor Relaxation Assessment Nutrition Supplementation Calorie reduction Exercise New technologies Detoxification This easy to follow program will help readers transcend the boundaries of our genetic legacy and live long enough to live forever

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever Description:

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Rating: 3.36 out of 5

The Age of Intelligent Machines

The Age of Intelligent Machines Description:

In The Age of Intelligent Machines inventor and computer scientist Raymond Kurzweil probes the past present and future of artificial intelligence from its earliest philosophical and mathematical roots to tantalizing glimpses of st century machines with superior intelligence and prodigious speed and memory

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong AI

Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong AI Description:

Computers are becoming more powerful at an ever increasing rate but will they ever become conscious Artificial intelligence guru Ray Kurzweil thinks so and explains how we will download our software our minds and upgrade our hardware our bodies to become immortal before the dawn of the nd century In this debate with his critics including several Discovery Institute Fellows Kurzweil defends his views and sets the stage for the central question What does it mean to be human

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life: How to Reduce Fat in Your Diet and Eliminate Virtually All Risk of Heart Disease

The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life: How to Reduce Fat in Your Diet and Eliminate Virtually All Risk of Heart Disease Description:

Reducing the level of fat in your diet to can save your life and this book gives you all the tools you need to do just that Everything you need to know about is in this book recipes conversion charts pantry staples dining out tips progress tables an exercise program and detailed appendixes

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

The Vulnerability Thesis: Interest Group Influence and Institutional Design

The Vulnerability Thesis: Interest Group Influence and Institutional Design Description:

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Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Future with Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, and Others

Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Future with Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, and Others Description:

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Rating: 3.47 out of 5