The Singularity is Near, not for the faint hearted…


Ray Kurzweil's new book 'The Singularity is Near' is not for the faint hearted, but is a must-read if you are even remotely interested in the future of computing, biotech and their effect on society.


IT Conversations has just posted a recording of Kurzweil discussing the Singularity idea he's been pushing for a while.



"Dr. Moira Gunn is on-stage with prolific inventor Ray Kurzweil. You know him best as the inventor of speech recognition systems and music synthesizers. In more recent years he's moved his focus to artificial intelligence, human consciousness and biological intelligence. They talk about his latest book: "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology." "

Comments (1)

  1. nick gogerty says:

    my only concern, the tendancy for humans to anthropomorphize technology. Kurzweil is probably right about the power and impact of the change in its own right. The implications for those affected by the change may be slightly different. Most evolutionary steps had little interest in their progenitors. They "way" forward rarely looks back. The singularity makes sense ironically meshes with some of wolfram’s thesis.

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