How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

By Ray Kurzweil

The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain. Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence.

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Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 08/27/2013
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 9780143124047
ISBN-10: 0143124048
Language: English

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The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain
Ray Kurzweil is arguably today s most influential and often controversial futurist. In "How to Create a Mind," Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.
Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.
Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, "How to Create a Mind" is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil s previous classics which include "Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever" and "The Age of Spiritual Machines.""

About the Author

Ray Kurzweil is the author of "The New York Times" bestseller "The Singularity Is Near" and the national bestseller "The Age of Spiritual Machines," among others.

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