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The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that …
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Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.

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Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines

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Our Mathematical Universe is a journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. Our Big Bang, our distant future, parallel worlds, the sub-atomic and inte…
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In a groundbreaking blend of science and imagination, the former president of Google China and a leading writer of speculative fiction join forces to answer an urgent question: How will artificial int…
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A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence
An author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence, of understanding the brain and the future of AI. For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little progress on it…
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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.

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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth
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In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for the non-scientist, Gaia is a jou…
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Principles For Dealing With the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail
From legendary investor Ray Dalio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Principles, who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing W…
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AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.

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The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
The New York Times bestseller that introduced the business world to a future that s already here -- now in paperback with a new chapter about Long Tail Marketing and a new epilogue.

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Proof of Stake: The Making of Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains
The ideas behind Ethereum in the words of its founder, describing a radical vision for more than a digital currency--reinventing organizations, economics, and democracy itself in the age of the intern…
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