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The Age of Spiritual Machines : When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
The Age of Spiritual Machines When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
Author: Ray Kurzweil
ISBN-13: 9780670882175
ISBN-10: 0670882178
Publication Date: 1/1/1999
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a Tour de Force of the past, present and future. Kurzweil discussed the growth of the Universe from the Big Bang through from the first nanosecond through the first millenia up to the present, and then does the same with the evolution of life on Earth. He then goes on to the technological evolution of recent centuries, decades and years. He develops his "law of acccelerating returns," showing how scientific and technical knowledge builds on itself and is growing at a slightly greater-than-exponential pace, and that in just a few short decades a machine will be as smart (in every respect, not just playing chess) as a person, and shortly thereafter it will be smarter.

I also mention this book in my review of James Gleick's "Faster."
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I learned so much from this book! I had no idea computers were this far advanced and that we were this close to such incredible breakthroughs. Highly recommended!