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  • Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781579549541
    • Publisher: Rodale
    • Published: October 2004
    According to Kurzweil and Grossman, we are in the early stages of multiple profound revolutions spawned by the intersection of biology, information science, and nanotechnology. With the decoding of the human genome, many new and powerful technologies are emerging: rational drug design, tissue engineering, reversal of aging processes, gene therapy, nanobots, and many others. As a result, many experts, including the authors, believe that within a decade we will be adding more than a year to human life expectancy every year thereafter. The authors point out the way to something humans have only dreamed about until how - the promise of living forever.
  • Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452286672
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: 2005
    The authors take the reader on a journey to undreamed-of vitality with a comprehensive investigation into the cutting-edge science regarding diet, supplementation, genetics, detoxification, and the hormones involved with aging and youth. By following their program, which includes such simple recommendations as eating a balanced, low-glycemic-index diet, and taking powerful anti-aging nutritional supplements, anyone will be able to add years of healthy, active life. Index. 464p.
  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143124047
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 2013
    Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain, outlining the controversial implications of increasing intelligence in order to address global problems while comparing emotional and moral intelligence and considering the origins of consciousness.
  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670025299
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: November 2012
    Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain, outlining the controversial implications of increasing intelligence in order to address global problems while comparing emotional and moral intelligence and considering the origins of consciousness.
  • 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 Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780517883013
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
    • Published: January 1995
  • The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670882175
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: January 1999
    In his provocative new book The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil, who Forbes Magazine calls 'the ultimate thinking machine,' takes readers on an breathtaking tour of the history of computation and artificial intelligence and makes startling predictions for the future of technology, such as: * 2010: A translating telephone will allow you to speak in any language and be heard in the listener's native tongue, in real time, in your own voice. * 2020: a $1000 computer will match the processing speed of the human brain -- about 20 billion calculations per second. * 2030: Most humans will have neural implants to improve their vision, hearing, memory, and thinking skills. It will become increasingly difficult for people without implants to function in human society. The Age of Spiritual Machines is a prophetic blueprint for the future. Kurzweil begins by asking a critical question for understanding the twenty-first century: Can humans create another intelligence more intelligent than ourselves? Kurzweil answers this question by probing into the intelligent process that created us: evolution. According to him 'evolution's grandest creation -- human intelligence -- is providing the means for the next stage of evolution, which is technology.?Show More By 2020, we will begin to have relationships with automated personalities and use them as teachers, companions, and lovers. By 2030, the distinction between us and computers will have been so sufficiently blurred that when machines claim to be conscious, we will have no choice but to believe them. Human identity will be called into question as never before, as a billion years of evolution are superseded in a mere hundred by machine technology that we have created. We will become cyborgs, but what will computers become?
  • The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140282023
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2000
    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 inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era. In his inspired hands, life in the new millennium no longer seems daunting. Instead, it promises to be an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. More than just a list of predictions, Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in: computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Eventually, the distinction between humans and computers will have become sufficiently blurred that when the machines claim to be conscious, we will believe them.
  • The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143037880
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2006
    A controversial scientific vision by the author of The Age of Spiritual Machines predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
  • The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670033843
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: September 2005
    For over three decades, futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. His classic, 'The Age of Spiritual Machines,' presented the argument that computers could rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now, in this book, he examines the next step in this evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which our brains will be combined with the greater capacity and knowledge sharing ability of our own creations. While the social and philosophical ramifications of these changes will be profound, this book discusses an optimistic view of the future course of human development.
  • Transcend : Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781605299563
    • Publisher: Rodale
    • Published: April 2009
    Ray Kurzweil has earned international renown for his books on the transformative power of technology, notably 'The Singularity Is Near'. In 2004, he teamed with medical expert Terry Grossman to pen 'Fantastic Voyage', a groundbreaking if controversial take on life expectancy--namely, that the possibility of its extension to infinity is on the horizon. Now the pair return with 'Transcend', a useful if surprisingly trite mnemonic for their advice on how to extend your life expectancy: 'T' for 'Talk with your doctor', 'R' for Relaxation, etc. Their program, which exands and improves upon 'Fantastic Voyage', is a radical and fascinating take on humanity's medical future.
  • Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

    By Ray Kurzweil

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605292076
    • Publisher: Rodale Books
    • Published: December 2010
    In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition and science. They've distilled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new developments in medicine and technology will allow us to radically extend our life expectancies and slow the aging process. Transcend gives you the practical tools you need to live long enough (and remain healthy long enough) to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will continue to occur at an accelerating pace during the years ahead. To help you remember the nine key components of the program, Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic: Talk with your doctor, Relaxation, Assessment, Nutrition, Supplements, Calorie reduction, Exercise, New technologies, Detoxification.This easy-to-follow program will help you transcend the boundaries of your genetic legacy and livelong enough to live forever.
  • Virtually Human: The Promise -- and the Peril -- of Digital Immortality

    By Martine Rothblatt

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250046635
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: September 2014
    Explores the future of cyber-consciousness, in which technological software will simulate the human brain and allow our consciousness to be present forever. Includes charts and graphs.

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