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The singularity is near when humans transcend biology

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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  • "A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence"
  • "The great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is one of the best-known and controversial advocates for the role of machines in the future of humanity. In his latest, thrilling foray into the future, he envisions an event-the "singularity"-in which technological change becomes so rapid and so profound that our bodies and brains will merge with our machines. The Singularity Is Near portrays what life will be like after this event-a human-machine civilization where our experiences shift from real reality to virtual reality and where our intelligence becomes nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than unaided human intelligence. In practical terms, this means that human aging and pollution will be reversed, world hunger will be solved, and our bodies and environment transformed by nanotechnology to overcome the limitations of biology, including death. We will be able to create virtually any physical product just from information, resulting in radical wealth creation. In addition to outlining these fantastic changes, Kurzweil also considers their social and philosophical ramifications. With its radical but optimistic view of the course of human development, The Singularity Is Near is certain to be one of the most widely discussed and provocative books of 2005."
  • "A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence."
  • "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.--Publisher description."
  • "A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."@en

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  • "The singularity is near when humans transcend biology"
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  • "THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR"
  • "The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology"
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  • "The Singularity is near : when humans transcend biology"
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