The Age of Em

Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth
Author: Robin Hanson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754620
Category: Computers
Page: 426
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Many thinkers believe that the next transformational change in human organization will be the onset of human-level artificial intelligence (the 'singularity'), and that the most likely method of achieving this will come through brain emulations or "ems": the ability to scan human brains and program their connections into ever faster computers. Taking this as his starting point, Hanson describes what a world dominated by these ems will be like.

Surviving the Machine Age

Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work
Author: Kevin LaGrandeur,James J. Hughes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319511653
Category: Social Science
Page: 166
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This book examines the current state of the technologically-caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting to a more symbiotic economic relationship with AI. These suggestions include different modes of dealing with education, aging workers, government policies, and the machines themselves. Ultimately, they lay out a whole new approach to economics, one in which we learn to merge with and adapt to our increasingly intelligent creations.

The Elephant in the Brain

Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Author: Kevin Simler,Robin Hanson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190495995
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
View: 4055
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"This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well as venerated institutions like art, school, charity, medicine, politics, and religion"--

North Carolina beyond the Connected Age

The Tar Heel State in 2050
Author: Michael L. Walden
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469635739
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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For years, North Carolina has been one of the nation's fastest-growing states, bringing tremendous change to the state's people, industries, jobs, places, environment, and government. Much of this change resulted from the information and technology revolution, which connected the state more fully to the country and the world. But we are now moving beyond the connected age, argues Michael L. Walden, to a new era of living, production, and work, and North Carolina faces not only unanswered questions about the past but also new challenges and opportunities visible on the horizon. What will these new transformations mean for the state's people, places, and prosperity? In this book, Walden lays out these looming economic issues and offers predictions of future trends as well as multiple policy options for taxation, infrastructure, and environmental issues. While the future cannot be perfectly predicted, Walden's expert analysis is mandatory reading for policy makers, business leaders, and everyday people seeking to prepare for upcoming changes in North Carolina's economy.

Book Review Index 2009

Cumulation
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414419121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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