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    • The Elephant in the Brain

    • Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
    • By: Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 41

    Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus, we don't like to talk, or even think, about the extent of our selfishness. This is "the elephant in the brain". 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Signalling and self-deception explained

    • By Burger Flipper on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 76
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    Regular price: $29.95