The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence (Hardcover)
When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
Viking Adult, 9780670882175, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1999
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The Age of Spiritual Machines is no mere list of predictions but a framework for envisioning the 21st century in which one advance or invention leads inexorably to another. After establishing that technology is growing exponentially, Kurzweil forecasts that computers will exceed the memory capacity and computing speed of the human brain by 2020, with the other attributes of human intelligence not far behind. By that time paraplegics will be able to walk by using a combination of nerve stimulation and robotic devices.
About the Author
Ray Kurzweil is a prize-winning author and scientist. Recipient of the MIT-Lemelson Prize (the world's largest for innovation), and inducted into the Inventor's Hall of Fame, he received the 1999 National Medal of Technology. His books include The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Age of Intelligent Machines.Visit Ray Kurzweil on the web: http: //www.kurzweiltech.comhttp: //www.kurzweilai.net/