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    DescriptionRay Kurzweil 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 2020 (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, The Age of Spiritual Machines is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century.


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    Title
    The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Kurzweil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140282023
    ISBN 10: 0140282025
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    DC21: 006.3
    B&T General Subject: 229
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26320
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    DC22: 006.3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM079000, COM004000
    B&T Approval Code: A93203600
    LC classification: Q335 .K88 2000
    Thema V1.0: PDR, UBJ, PD
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    27 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Ray Kurzweil is a prize-winning author and scientist. Recipient of the MIT-Lemelson Prize (the world's largest for innovation), and inducted into the Inventor's Hall of Fame, he received the 1999 National Medal of Technology. His books include The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Age of Intelligent Machines.Visit Ray Kurzweil on the web: http: //www.kurzweiltech.comhttp: //www.kurzweilai.net/
    Review quote
    "This is a book for anyone who wonders where human technology is going next".-- The New York Times Book Review
    Back cover copy
    Step into the world of Ray Kurzweil, the "restless genius" (Wall Street Journal) and "ultimate thinking machine" (Forbes), whose predictions for an age in which man and machine are interchangeable are startling, provocative -- and closer to realization than you think.Imagine a world where the difference between man and machine blurs, where the line between humanity and technology fades, and where the soul and the silicon chip unite. This is not science fiction. This is the twenty-first century according to Ray Kurzweil, the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era. In his inspired hands, life in the new millennium no longer seems daunting. Instead, it promises to be an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live.More than just a list of predictions, Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in: computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Eventually, the distinction between humans and computers will have become sufficiently blurred that when the machines claim to be conscious, we will believe them.