Category Archives: Futurism

Summary of Ray Kurzweil’s: “The Age of Spiritual Machines:  When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence”

 

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

(I first read this book almost 20 years ago and it profoundly affected my thinking. Here is my summary of the book that I used in my classes in the CS department at UT-Austin.) Continue reading Summary of Ray Kurzweil’s: “The Age of Spiritual Machines:  When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence”

Summary of Marshall Brain’s “Robotic Nation”

Recent discussion about the effect of technology on employment reminded me of Marshall Brain‘s prescient essays of almost 20 years ago. (“Robotic Nation,” “Robots in 2015,” and “Robotic Freedom“) Here is a summary of the main theses in each essay Continue reading Summary of Marshall Brain’s “Robotic Nation”