The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcent Biology (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Singularity is Near In his latest, thrilling foray into the future, a great inventor and futurist envisions an event--the "singularity"--in which technological change becomes so rapid and so profound that human bodies and brains will merge with machines.
- Published: 01 October 2006
- Format: Paperback 652 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143037880 ISBN 10: 0143037889
- Sales rank: 10,746
Full description for The Singularity is Near
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 "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.