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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 1,293
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,087

    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 1,063
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912

    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 340
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    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

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

    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Ray Kurzweil
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    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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