Ray Kurzweil - Our Bodies, Our Technologies
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, writer Ray Kurzweil - Our Bodies, Our Technologies
How close are we to a world in which the abilities of machines are indistinguishable from those of the species that invented them? Closer than you think, says award-winning scientist and author Ray Kurzweil who has dedicated his career to blurring the line between humans and machines. His inventions have used technology to enhance and replace humankind's biological capabilities, while his most recent books reverse the relationship, attributing souls and intelligence to machines. His forthcoming book, to be published by Viking Press, is entitled The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology; it explores the social and philosophical ramifications of our potential to overcome the limitations of biology.
Ray Kurzweil is a recipient of the MIT-Lemuelson Prize (the world's largest for innovation), and has been inducted into the Inventor's Hall of Fame. The 1999 recipient of the National Medal of Technology, he has written numerous books, including The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Age of Intelligent Machines.
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