Ray Kurzweil


Born
in Queens, New York, The United States
February 12, 1948

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Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor and futurist who has published books on health, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and the technological singularity.

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The Singularity is Near: Wh...

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How to Create a Mind: The S...

3.96 avg rating — 5,496 ratings — published 2012 — 34 editions
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The Age of Spiritual Machin...

3.90 avg rating — 3,661 ratings — published 1998 — 31 editions
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Transcend: Nine Steps to Li...

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Fantastic Voyage: Live Long...

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The Age of Intelligent Mach...

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Are We Spiritual Machines?:...

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The 10% Solution for a Heal...

3.57 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The Vulnerability Thesis: I...

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Die Intelligenz der Evolution

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“Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.”
Ray Kurzweil

“The purposeful destruction of information is the essence of intelligent work.”
Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

“Death is a great tragedy…a profound loss…I don’t accept it…I think people are kidding themselves when they say they are comfortable with death.”
Ray Kurzweil

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