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    DescriptionFor 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 "The Age of Spiritual Machines," 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.


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    Title
    The Singularity is Near
    Subtitle
    When Humans Transcent Biology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Kurzweil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 652
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143037880
    ISBN 10: 0143037889
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PDA, JFFR
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: TBN
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI010000
    BIC subject category V2: TJFM1
    DC22: 153.9
    B&T Approval Code: A33143000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC037000, SCI027000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: B94650000
    LC classification: QP376 .K85 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PDA, JBFZ, TBN, TJFM1
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 October 2006
    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
    Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world. ("Los Angeles Times")A pleasure to read. ("The Wall Street Journal")The best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence (Bill Gates)