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The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcent Biology

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcent Biology


By (author) Ray Kurzweil

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 652 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 38mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143037889
  • ISBN 13: 9780143037880
  • Sales rank: 10,391

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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.

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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: //

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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)