Other Books by Ray Kurzweil

Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever, by Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman

Rodale Books
Released: 27 October, 2004
ISBN: 1579549543

“Whereas some of my contemporaries may be satisfied to embrace aging gracefully as part of the cycle of life, that is not my view. It may be ‘natural,’ but I don’t see anything positive in losing my mental agility, sensory acuity, physical limberness, sexual desire, or any other human ability. I view disease and death at any age as a calamity, as problems to be overcome.” So writes Ray Kurzweil in this brave new handbook to the human machine. […]

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Book web site: Fantastic-Voyage.net

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
, by Ray Kurzweil

Penguin (Non-Classics)
Released: 01 January, 2000
ISBN: 0140282025

“Imagine a world where the difference between man and machine 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 twenty-first century according to Ray Kurzweil, the “restless genius” […] and inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era. In The Age of Spiritual Machines, the brains behind the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the Kurzweil synthesizer, advanced speech recognition, and other technologies devises a framework for envisioning the next century. […]”

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Web Site: The Age of Spiritual Machines

Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong A.I.
, by Ray Kurzweil

Publisher: Discovery Institute (June, 2002)
ISBN: 0963865439

In the closing session of the 1998 Telecosm conference, hosted annually by Gilder Publishing and Forbes at Lake Tahoe, inventor and author Ray Kurzweil engaged a number of critics. He advocated “Strong Artificial Intelligence” (AI), the claim that a computational process sufficiently capable of altering or organizing itself can produce “consciousness.” The session had an unexpectedly profound impact, not least because a number of important issues from technology to philosophy converge on this one issue. In this volume, the Discovery Institute, with the help of the contributors, has reproduced and expanded upon that initial discussion.

The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life : How to Reduce Fat in Your Diet and Eliminate Virtually All Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer,
by Raymond Kurzweil

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (December 27, 1994)
ISBN: 0517883015

“Following Raymond Kurzweil’s 10% solution, you reduce your fat intake to 10 percent, exercise moderately but regularly, and tailor your time to include relaxation and enjoyment. The result: you eliminate virtually all risk of heart disease, cancer, and a host of other life-threatening illnesses—and lose weight in the bargain. […]”

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The Age of Intelligent Machines,
by Raymond Kurzweil

Publisher: The MIT Press; Rep edition (January 30, 1992)
ISBN: 0262610795

“What is artificial intelligence? At its essence, this is another way of asking a central question that has been debated by scientists, philosophers, and theologians for thousands of years: How does the human brain—three pounds of “ordinary” matter—give rise to thought? With this perspective in mind, inventor and visionary computer scientist Raymond Kurzweil probes the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence from its earliest philosophical and mathematical roots through today’s moving frontier to tantalizing glimpses of twenty-first-century machines with superior intelligence and truly prodigious speed and memory. […]”

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