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User Review  - drardavis -

This is a comprehensive account of the state of the art of three interconnected technologies: genetics, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. A major premise is that progress in these fields is ... Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Excellent charts (both log and linear) showing exponential growth and change. Accelerating pace of change is vividly depicted. Dense book with deep notes and references. Read full review

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User Review  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

Kurzweil is not for everyone. He is clearly a brilliant individual who has the pedigree to make the claims he does about life in the future. If he is guilty of anything, it is getting too technical ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcopenha - LibraryThing

I think he has some good ideas in here. And I think he has some great expertise on the matters he discusses. I just don't think the book was balanced at all. I think the book could have been a lot more concise. Half way through the book the nanotechnology started sounding like magic fairy dust. Read full review

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GREAT READ! This is pretty much exactly what I had on my mind. Very easy to read. It does give rise to more questions after reading, If every one read and comprehended this the singularity would be tomorrow.

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Wishfull thinking
Ray Kurzweil is with out doubt knows what he is talking about. This is a great read. Ray does think too highly of what society will use this technology for. He is a bit on the dreamer with wishful thinking.

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As time progresses, the likelyhood of technological singularity becomes increasingly possible.

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This was a fairly heavy book to read and frankly I hope none of it comes true. Read full review

Review: The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

User Review  - Darnell - Goodreads

This book is lengthy speculation founded on shaky assumptions. There are dozens of technological problems that Kurzweil has overlooked that have already been better explained by others. I'll limit ... Read full review

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