The Singularity is Near
When Humans Transcend Biology
by Ray Kurzweil
For over three decades, 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, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.
Categories: Computers & Technology• Computer Science
Reading time: 24 – 26 hours
A book by my good friend Ray Kurzweil called The Singularity is Near, which was the basis for the foundation of Singularity University. It’s funny because all of these books, each of them, in turn, were so purposeful to me that they were the drivers for me starting many of my companies.