The singularity is near when humans transcend biology
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Published:
[Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, p2011.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Retail ed.; Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
21 sound discs (25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
General adult.
Status:
North - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 153.98 K9699
Description
For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist 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. That merging is the essence of the Singularity, an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today--the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity. In this new world, there will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. While the social and philosophical ramifications of these changes will be profound, and the threats they pose considerable, The Singularity Is Near maintains a radically optimistic view of the future course of human development. As such, it 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452601830 (liner), 1452601836 (liner)

Notes

General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Duration: 25:00:00.
General Note
Bonus material: This audiobook includes over 60 graphs, charts, and illustrations (Flash presentation on multimode CD). Insert any disc for automatic start-up.
Participants/Performers
Narrator: George K. Wilson.
Description
A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from Ray Kurzweil, who Bill Gates calls "the best person I know at predicting the future of artifical intelligence."
Target Audience
General adult.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kurzweil, R., & Wilson, G. K. (2011). The singularity is near: when humans transcend biology. Retail ed.; Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kurzweil, Ray and George K. Wilson. 2011. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kurzweil, Ray and George K. Wilson, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kurzweil, Ray., and George K Wilson. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. Retail ed.; Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

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