The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Written by:
Ray Kurzweil
Narrated by:
George Wilson

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
15
Narrator
3
Release Date
December 2019
Duration
24 hours 38 minutes
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Celebrated futurist Ray Kurzweil, hailed by Bill Gates as “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence,” presents an “elaborate, smart, and persuasive” (The Boston Globe) view of the future course of human development.

“Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.”—Los Angeles Times
“Startling in scope and bravado.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“An important book.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

At the onset of the twenty-first century, humanity stands on the verge of the most transforming and thrilling period in its history. It will be an era in which the very nature of what it means to be human will be both enriched and challenged as our species breaks the shackles of its genetic legacy and achieves inconceivable heights of intelligence, material progress, and longevity.
 
While the social and philosophical ramifications of these changes will be profound, and the threats they pose considerable, The Singularity Is Near presents a radical and optimistic view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.
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Matthew S.

Fun read, cool ideas, I do think AI is going to revolutionize a lot of industries (it already is) but the central thesis does not have enough rigor or falsifiability to be scientific.

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