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    • The Singularity Is Near

    • When Humans Transcend Biology
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,397
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,180
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for everyone, but was for me.

    • By Gary on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • How to Create a Mind

    • The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
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    Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times best seller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, in his much-anticipated How to Create a Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Read the Wikipedia article, don't bother with the book

    • By Liz on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Age of Spiritual Machines

    • When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
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    Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the 21st century - an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An optimistic map to technological transcendence

    • By Ryan on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Danielle

    • Chronicles of a Superheroine and How You Can Be a Danielle
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine tells the story of a precocious young girl who uses her intelligence and accelerating technology to solve humanity's grandest challenges. Written as an alternative history, Danielle's journey as a driven young girl brings her face-to-face with many important figures from recent history and our modern world. 

    • Chronicles of a Superheroine and How You Can Be a Danielle
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-19
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    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ray Kurzweil Commencement Address at WPI (May 21, 2005)

    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Ray Kurzweil
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Ray Kurzweil, the world-renowned inventor, futurist, and author, addresses the graduating class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 137th commencement in Worcester, Mass. Kurzweil talks about what he calls "the three great revolutions:" genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. His message to the graduates: "Creating knowledge is really what the human species is all about." Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors and innovators.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the download - but lacking some inspiration

    • By Dana on 06-01-05

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