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How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date August 27, 2013
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143124047
ISBN-10 0143124048
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.


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Hardcover
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from Gardners Books (February 28, 2013)
9780715645376 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $32.25
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.
from Viking Pr (November 13, 2012)
9780670025299 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainRay Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist.
Paperback
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from Penguin USA (August 27, 2013)
9780143124047 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainRay Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781469203843 Book cover for 9781469203850 Book cover for 9781491518830
 
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (April 15, 2014)
9781491518830 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (November 13, 2012)
9781469203843 | details & prices | 6.75 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 13, 2012)
9781469203850 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary.

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