Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia Of Trans Humanism And The Singularity by R. U. SiriusTranscendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia Of Trans Humanism And The Singularity by R. U. Sirius

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia Of Trans Humanism And The Singularity

byR. U. Sirius, Jay Cornell

Paperback | January 5, 2015

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When machines are smarter than our biological brains and we?re designing our own evolution - that's the future and it's getting here fast.
Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the "natural" limitations experienced by humanity. Beyond ending aging, gaining greater intelligence, and conquering the stars, any transhumanist looks forward to a plethora of other alterations to what has been the ordinary human condition, among them:
The Singularity - the creation of machine intelligences that exceed the capacities of our biological brains
Radical robotics and the end of economic scarcity and boring labor
The ability to replicate individual minds and put them into solid-state bodies or virtual environments
The ever-increasing interconnectedness and empower-ment of humans via ever-faster and more powerful communications technology and, with it, the potential for vastly more productive and creative group minds

Some of this is happening now. In nearly ninety A-Z entries, Transcendence provides a multi-layered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, space exploration, synthetic biology, robotics, and virtual worlds.
R.U. Sirius (Ken Goffman) is a writer, editor and well-known digital iconoclast. He has written about technology and culture for Wired, The Village Voice, www.Salon.com, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Esquire among other publications. He lectures widely, recently appearing as part of the Reality Hacking series at Trinity University...
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Title:Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia Of Trans Humanism And The SingularityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.06 × 5.94 × 0.79 inPublished:January 5, 2015Publisher:Disinformation BooksLanguage:English

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