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    DescriptionInventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine. Kurzweil foresees the dawning of a new civilization where we will be able to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity, combining our biological skills with the vastly greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing abilities of our creations. In practical terms, human ageing and illness will be reversed; pollution will be stopped and world hunger and poverty will be solved. There will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. "The Singularity is Near" offers a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.


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    Title
    The Singularity is Near
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Kurzweil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 683
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 231 mm
    Weight: 860 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715635612
    ISBN 10: 0715635611
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC subject category V2: PDR, UYQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000, TEC052000, SCI010000
    DC22: 006.3
    BISAC V2.8: SOC037000
    Illustrations note
    67 tables and graphs
    Publisher
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    09 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers and futurists. A recipient of the National Medal of Technology and 12 honorary doctorates, he is the author of four previous books: Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, The Age of Spiritual Machines, The 10 per cent Solution for a Healthy Life and The Age of Intelligent Machines.
    Review quote
    "'Ray Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence. His intriguing new book envisions a future in which information technologies have advanced so far and fast that they enable humanity to transcend its biological limitations - transforming our lives in ways we can't yet imagine' Bill Gates"