Book of the Month May 2008: The Singularity is Near

singul Good day everyone, this book of the month was recommend by one of youThank you so much, however, I did get rid of the email with the name,  Please email me and I will give you some recognition! The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil is an interesting book talking about a somewhat interesting and frightening concept called Singularity.  The concept is what Mr. Kurzweil calls, the next step in the evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.

While I am not particularly fond of the writing style of the book, very much like a school book(it did take me a while to get through), it does pose some very interesting evidence that we are heading to this concept, mostly due to the integrated circuit, and with Technology we have yet to find.  Even  if you do not agree with the concepts, the book provides some great research (lots of graphs and notes) into this topic to allow you to form your own ideas.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

boxMassEffect Now why did I pick this book, well I have scene reference to singularity more and more in the pop culture of TV and even my XBOX 360.  I was watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles made reference to the concept of Singularity.  Not surprising the movies and show are based on the concept of what happens when Singularity goes bad.  The second time IO saw Singularity referenced was when I was playing Mass Effect (an extremely fun and addictive game!)  One of your characters has the ability called Singularity, which in the game has nothing to do with the concept I did find it interesting.  🙂

To learn more about singularity take a look here to get started: Technological Singularity 

ATTENTION BOOKS WANTED: I have a lot of books ready to go, mostly are non-technical books that I found interesting.  What I am looking for are some books akin to The Cuckoo’s Egg around computers and Technology

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