The Age of Spiritual Machines

The Age of Spiritual Machines

When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

Book - 1999
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The Age of Spiritual Machines is no mere list of predictions but a framework for envisioning the 21st century in which one advance or invention leads inexorably to another. After establishing that technology is growing exponentially, Kurzweil forecasts that computers will exceed the memory capacity and computing speed of the human brain by 2020, with the other attributes of human intelligence not far behind. By that time paraplegics will be able to walk by using a combination of nerve stimulation and robotic devices.
Publisher: New York : Viking, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780670882175
Branch Call Number: 006.3 Kur
Characteristics: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 16, 2012

Fun and easy to read introduction to Ray's theory of exponential technology growth and where it will lead us in the future. Interesting insights for anyone interested in things like machine intelligence and virtual reality.

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