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Ageel Alassif

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  • The Age of Em

  • Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth
  • By: Robin Hanson
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65

Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations, or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times; an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An analytical book suited as a reference book

  • By Ageel Alassif on 03-30-17

An analytical book suited as a reference book

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Struggled to finish it , reads more like a reference book than a straight read.

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  • The Big Picture

  • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
  • By: Sean Carroll
  • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on the Higgs boson and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeping this on REPEAT for months to come

  • By Chris Akers on 06-10-16

A bit long and philosophical

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-17

A bit long and philosophical but with such a title it expected :)

Overall it a good listen that gives a good intro to contemporary physics

LaplacesDemon ) :)