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The Resource How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed, Ray Kurzweil, (sound recording)

How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed, Ray Kurzweil, (sound recording)

Label
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed
Title
How to create a mind
Title remainder
the secret of human thought revealed
Statement of responsibility
Ray Kurzweil
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No recent futurist has been more influential (or, in some quarters, more controversial) than Ray Kurzweil. His optimistic vision of the Singularity, the point at which man and machine are melded into a new entity, expounded in his bestselling The Singularity Is Near, has been welcomed and challenged in equal measures as the next logical step in human evolution. Although a single chapter in The Singularity Is Near discussed the brain, in the eight years since that book was published relevant technologies to examine the brain have become a hundred times more powerful, which are beginning to enable us to reverse-engineer the brain and fully understand its workings. We have already succeeded in doing so for the auditory and visual cortex, but the great project is to understand, model, and simulate the cerebral cortex, the origin of ideas, and a uniquely human capability. How to Create a Mind will, like Singularity, present an overview of the state of current technology (in which the amount of data that we gather about the brain doubles each year) as well as offering predictions for what can be achieved within the coming decades, both in terms of amplifying human intelligence and applying newfound knowledge to machines. In it Kurzweil will discuss in depth how the brain works, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world's problems
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Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
612.8/2
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QP385
LC item number
.K87 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Christopher Lane
Series statement
Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed, Ray Kurzweil, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Duration: 10:09:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn803899110
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (10 hr., 9 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469203843
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781469203843
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)803899110
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed, Ray Kurzweil, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Duration: 10:09:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn803899110
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (10 hr., 9 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469203843
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781469203843
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)803899110
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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