The Age of Spiritual Machines
When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
ISBN10: 0670882178 ISBN13: 9780670882175 Publisher: Penguin USA Published: Dec 1 1998 Pages: 388 Weight: 1.55lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
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The Age of Spiritual Machines is no mere list of predictions but a framework for envisioning the 21st century in which one advance or invention leads inexorably to another. After establishing that technology is growing exponentially, Kurzweil forecasts that computers will exceed the memory capacity and computing speed of the human brain by 2020, with the other attributes of human intelligence not far behind. By that time paraplegics will be able to walk by using a combination of nerve stimulation and robotic devices.