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    • The Singularity Is Near

    • When Humans Transcend Biology
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,263
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,063
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,061

    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 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 894

    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
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
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      4 out of 5 stars 247
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      4 out of 5 stars 242

    In this audiobook, the brain behind the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the Kurzweil synthesizer, advanced speech recognition, and other technologies devises a framework for envisioning the next century. Kurzweil guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain.

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

    • By Ryan on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $10.50