Download The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil PDF

By Ray Kurzweil

For over 3 many years, Ray Kurzweil has been the most revered and provocative advocates of the position of expertise in our destiny. In his vintage The Age of religious Machines, he argued that pcs may quickly rival the entire diversity of human intelligence at its most sensible. Now he examines the next move during this inexorable evolutionary technique: the union of human and computing device, within which the information and abilities embedded in our brains may be mixed with the tremendously better potential, pace, and knowledge-sharing skill of our creations.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology PDF

Best technology books

Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire

The genuine tale in the back of the increase of a tyrannical genius, how he reworked an undefined, and why everyone seems to be out to get him.

In this interesting exposé, investigative journalists hint the highly profitable profession of Microsoft founder invoice Gates. half entrepreneur, half enfant negative, Gates has develop into the main strong — and feared — participant within the laptop undefined, and arguably the richest guy in the United States. In hard disk drive, investigative journalists Wallace and Erickson persist with Gates from his days as an unkempt thirteen-year-old desktop hacker to his present-day prestige as a ruthless billionaire CEO. greater than easily a "revenge of the nerds" tale notwithstanding, it is a balanced research of a enterprise triumph, and a stunningly pushed character. The authors have spoken to all people who understands whatever approximately invoice Gates and Microsoft — from early life buddies to staff and company opponents who show the heights, and boundaries, of his wizardry. From Gates's singular accomplishments to his both outstanding brattiness, conceitedness, and hostility (the surroundings is so extreme at Microsoft that stressed-out programmers were identified to ease the stress in their eighty-hour workweeks by way of exploding do-it-yourself bombs), it is a uniquely revealing glimpse of the individual that has emerged because the undisputed king of a notoriously brutal undefined.

Science, Technology and Society: A Sociological Approach

Technological know-how, expertise and Society: A Sociological procedure is a finished advisor to the emergent box of technology, expertise, and society (STS) reports and its implications for latest tradition and society.

The Fundamentals of Density Functional Theory

Density practical tools shape the root of a assorted and intensely energetic zone of current days computational atomic, molecular, sturdy kingdom or even nuclear physics. lots of computational physicists use those meth­ ods in basic terms as a recipe, now not reflecting an excessive amount of upon their logical foundation. One additionally observes, regardless of in their tremendeous good fortune, a undeniable reservation of their attractiveness at the a part of the extra theoretically orientated researchers within the above pointed out fields.

Extra info for The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Example text

E. C. The Economics of Innovation: The National and Multinational Enterprise in Technological Change. London: Longman, 1974. 151. 152. Pavitt, Keith. "Multinational Enterprise and Transfer of Technology," in John H. Dunning ( e d . ) , The Multi­ national Enterprise. London: Allen an3 Un win, ΤΨΓΓ. 153. Peters, Bruce E. "Technology Transfer and TNC f s: The Secrets in the Fit," OPEC Bulletin (October 9, 1978): 23-29. 154. Perlmutter, Howard V. "Super-Giant Firms in the Future," Wharton Quarterly (Winter 1968): 8-14.

Transfer of Technology to Developing Countries," E/AC. 90 New York: United Nations, March 16, 1970. 205. United Nations "Interregional Expert Group on the Transfer of Operative Technology at the Enterprise Level," ST/ECA/151. New York: United Nations, June 1971. 206. Transfer Enterprise Level. Nations, 1973. 207. Multinational Corporations in World Development. , A. II New York: United Nations, T973". 208. UNCTAD. "The Transfer of Technology," Journal of World Trade Law, ^, no. 5 (September-October 1970): 692-718.

P. "The Multinational Corporation in a World of Militant Developing Countries," in G. W. Ball, Global Companies. Englewood Cliffs, N . J . : Prentice-Hall, 1975. 112. 113. 114. Klein, R. W. "A Dynamic Theory of Comparative Advantage," AER, 63, n o . 1 (March 1973): 173-184. Knoppers, Antoine T. " Paper p r e s e n t e d to the committee on Science and Astronautics, U . S . House of Representatives, for the Ninth Meeting of the Panel on Science and Technology. Applied Science and World Economy. ( F e b r u a r y 1968).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.43 of 5 – based on 26 votes