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The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
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This was my second attempt at reading this book. I seemed daunting and dull at first glance but was fascinating on audio.

Kurzwell is a noted scientist, as he calls himself -- a singularitarian. Specifically, his studies include how humans will transcend biology and incorporate (or be incorporated by) technology. He notes how the process has begun and at the accomplishment of singularity, enhanced humans will have the advantage of extensive memory and processing skills as well as corrected DNA. The exponential progress in technology will have brought about massive changes in wellness, energy sources, problems solved, and exploration of the universe.

The book seems fantastical but Kurzwell not only makes predictions, he tells what it will take to make the predictions possible to accomplish.

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December 9, 2014 – Started Reading
December 9, 2014 – Shelved
December 12, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Lilo Sounds interesting!


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