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3.00060204695966 out of 53.00060204695966 out of 53.00060204695966 out of 53.00060204695966 out of 53.00060204695966 out of 5 3.00 (1,661 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Kurzweil Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Imagine a world where the difference between man and machines blurs, where the line between humanity and technology fades, and where the soul and the silicon chip unite. This is not science fiction. This is the 21st century according to Ray Kurzweil, inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era. In this audiobook, the brain behind the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the Kurzweil synthesizer, advanced speech recognition, and other technologies devises a framework for envisioning the next century. Kurzweil guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain. The Age of Spiritual Machines is no mere list of predictions, but a prophetic blueprint for the future. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stop it | 2/8/2014

    " The core problem with Kurzweil is that he seems to have no analysis of power or oppression whatsoever. He inhabits a happy-go-lucky futurist utopia filled with wondrous technological toys and gives no thought to how any of the technology could be used oppress, dominate or control. I basically spent the entire book imagining all the horrible things governments and corporations would do (and perhaps will do) with all the fantastic technology Kurzweil describes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sueper | 1/31/2014

    " This book blew my mind - encouraged me to get my ass back in school. Looks like I will be Ray Kurzweil will be a keynote at a blackberry conference I am attending in two weeks! Would love to have a drink with him =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen Locke | 1/25/2014

    " This was a book that made me think in a way I never had before. I think I need to go back and read it again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suhrob | 1/17/2014

    " Not recommended. I hoped to get some intro into futurism/transhumanism/singularity. Kurzweil describes his concepts briefly and quite handwaveingly in the very beginning and the rest of the book is a long monotonous list useful only if you want to write a near-future/cyberpunk short story and you've run out of ideas. (I'm not subtracting points for being overtly optimistic for his 2009 predictions.) "

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