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Essential reading - transformational .,
This review is from: The Singularity is Near (Paperback)
I have now read this book twice and fairly convinced with Ray's arguments on how the rate of technological change is increasing,and where it will eventually lead. I try my best to be as sceptical as possible and analyse all of the arguments in this book, but still come to the conclusion that most of Ray's ideas will most probably come true.
If they do, then....wow..
If you fully understand this book, fully comprehend its message , you immediately start to see the world in a different way.
Many of the other reviewers here express the thought that Ray is too optimistic, or that a select few people will hold all of the power . But surely, it is by spreading the "Singularity" meme to the general population and to our politians, that we can prevent such negatives from occurring.
It is , by far, one of the most important books written, and by far the most awe inspiring "meme" that has ever been presented to me.
Please , please, take time to read and fully comprehend its message. Read this and "The God Delusion" and "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins and combine the two ideas to come up with a personal philosophy based on Science, Reason and the beauty of the universe which gives a real meaning to life way beyond that based on superstitions and falsehoods.
Now that last paragraph sounds really insane...sorry I know.
Read those books and see if I'm right.