- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 18, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195136306
- ISBN-13: 978-0195136302
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #993,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind
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"Stop worrying about the Millennium Bug and read how we'll be replaced by our electronic creations before 2050. Robot is the most awesome work of controlled imagination I have ever encountered: Hans Moravec stretched my mind until it hit the stops."--Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Chancellor:
International Space University and University of Moratuwa
"Intellectually adventurous and free with confident futuristic speculation."--International Herald Tribune
"Robotics pioneer Moravec predicts that if the present exponential growth rate of computers continues, super-robots that perceive, intuit, adapt, think and even simulate feelings much like human beings will be buildable before 2050.... Moravec dares to dream of a trillion-fingered medical
robot whose molecular interventions allow it to act as diagnostic instrument, surgeon and medicine, and of quantum computers that make time travel conceivable. In this remarkable report, Moravec may have looked deeper into some aspects of the future than anyone else."--Publishers Weekly
"Robot is a dramatic, awe-inspiring prophecy of the human future by Hans Moravec....Wired readers sampled Moravec's vision in 'Supehumanism'. His new book amplifies and substantiates that vision in concise, simple, yet elegant prose. Robot is an uncompromisingly radical synthesis of
sociobiology, computer science, and philosophy. Robot paints a headbending but persuasive picture of our next 50 years, augmented with fascinating fragments from the more distant future." --Wired
"Moravec's vision, a bewildering but amazingly interconnected set of ideas, is enthusiastically presented and reasonably argued, and will captivate futurists."--Gilbert Taylor,Booklist
"Moravec's book is...intellectually adventurous and free with confident speculation. This is good knockabout stuff, a heady and unnrving glimpse into a possible future."--Colin McGinn, NYTBR
"Moravec elaborates on his vision in bold, and surprisingly compelling detail... no reader will want to miss out on Moravec's clairvoyant perception of tomorrow's universe."--The Lingua Franca Review
"A well-written and fascinating study of robot/human relations."--Science and Technology
About the Author
Hans Moravec, one of the leaders of robotics research, was a founder of the world's largest robotics program, at Carnegie Mellon University. The author of Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence, Moravec lives in Pittsburgh.
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Why not engineer automation to its pleasure giving limits? Instead of giving robots a high quality of life, design automation to increase EVERYONE quality of life and wealth on Earth???
This has a stodgy slow start covering the early years of robotics. But after this the book goes off with a bang. The self professed psychics fundamentalist expands a potential robotic future from basic principles. A thoroughly enlightening read.
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Hans Moravec is a faculty member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and the chief scientist at Seegrid Corporation.Read more
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I stopped reading it and I donated it.Read more