It's not a question of if, but when we reach the singularity, and the types of issues humanity will have to deal with.
It's just that the same complaints have been bandied around the internet for years, and they have little bearing on the book that Dooling seemed to set out to write.
I wish I'd saved my money and time, and stopped there, and spent my time reading in-flight magazines instead of trying to get value from this book.
Actually the last part in which he trashes Dawkins and atheists is the only original part of the book, the one that feels sincere and authentic. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
The title Geeks is somewhat misleading in the current pop jargon. It is almost like uber geekiness of a futuristic, AI centric world that the author delves into. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by rpv
The jacket description intrigued me, and thus I bought this book. I thought I was buying a book about the future of computers and how they would change and change our lives. Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by D. Langhorne
Richard Dooling discusses the growing power of artificial intelligence and the possibility of the "singularity", the point at which artificial intelligence could become... Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by R. Silva
Dooling has an interesting idea: the Singularity is a religious phenomenon, as well as a technological phenomenon. Read morePublished on April 18, 2009 by D. A. Waterman
Except that at age 64, with less than ten years experience on a home PC, doing the simplest of operations (including, some would say, 756 or so simple-minded reviews on Amazon) I... Read morePublished on April 4, 2009 by William E. Adams
The concepts and perspectives on artificial intelligence presented in this book are compelling. It's not a question of if, but when we reach the singularity, and the types of... Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Consumer Maven
Richard Dooling admits to drinking whiskey, at the end of this book, and whiskey was perhaps the co-author. Read morePublished on February 22, 2009 by Charles A. Schuler
Full disclosure: While not a friend, or even acquaintance, of the author, (we met once at a book-signing many years ago) he and I have occasionally e-mailed for years. Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by J. C Clark