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on August 24, 2015
While this is really great insight, it feels altogether too long and the author repeats himself frequently. For me only the first few chapters were needed to understand his point that the singularity is approaching.
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on August 15, 2015
Wow, for the sake of those, including me, who have made it through this book, I'll be brief. It could be 400 pages shorter. The author makes it clear he thinks very highly of himself and the book includes a lot of wind about the author, that he wrote for himself. And it also contains referrals to, or copies of, information duplicated in many, many, earlier books. It was tedious to read the whole thing. In fairness, there were some very interesting points and ideas.
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on August 12, 2015
Ok
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on August 10, 2015
It was a gift.
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on August 7, 2015
I read The Singularity Is Near back in 2005 and must admit, this book changed my life forever, in a good way. Ray Kurzweil's visions, insights and inventions are unparalleled - from that point on I was a Futurist. I was even more excited when Kurzweil joined Martine Rothblatt, through Terasem Motion InfoCulture, in producing The Singularity Is Near, the movie, wherein you see Ramona, Ray's alter ego, come to life first as a stick figure, then within virtual and augmented realities. I love it all - a must read and equally a must see!
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on August 2, 2015
Summary: Your brain will be stuffed with knowledge you were too lazy to learn on your own, your body will be maintained and kept healthy despite your bad habits and choices, and then one day the bots will tire of you and destroy the entire earth's biomass in a matter of days and, with it, human existence. The End.
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on July 22, 2015
Great overview of the ways for mankind to evolve.
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on July 18, 2015
This book explores some very interesting themes, but there are pages and pages of data and supposition vs thought. Hence it's more of a scientific proposition than something you might actually enjoy reading. Having said that, if you want insight into the science of futurism, this is worth looking at.
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on July 14, 2015
This is perhaps the most significant technical and projection book in the last decade or more. Kurzweil is the leading futurist, with fully understanding of many disciplines related to singularity, AI progress, bioengineering, etc. Every leader in high tech should buy, review, and follow implications of this remarkable book.
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on July 11, 2015
tedious
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