Ray Kurzweil is one of the scientists with the most striking predictions of the future of artificial intelligence. This book brings together all the arguments generated on singularity and supports them with scientific findings. It is a glimpse into the world that man goes beyond the borders of mind and body.
Harari, who described the extant evolution of the human kind in the Sapiens, narrates the history of the future in Homo Deus. Prepare to meet with the future of the human beings who continue to evolve with increasing momentum.
We cannot predict the long-term effects of artificial intelligence, yet. According to some, a new generation of people will emerge, to some many professions will disappear, and equilibrium will left its place to chaos. Max Tegmark unfolds different interpretations in this book by making quotations from his interviews with future architects such as Elon Musk and Larry Page and paves the way for us to construct our own foresight.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, has made an impressive statement in the 20th century about the gradual dissolution of the mystery of gene and heritage. He had groundbreaking findings. Author, following a similar approach to his previous work “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”, combines his personal history with a comprehensive review of genetic research history. The book made in the bestsellers list of New York Times when published for the first time..
This 1982 movie, ahead of the curve, is also considered the first example of the "cyberpunk" genre. It is a cult movie addressing contradictions amongst the mankind, who fell behind the rapidly developing technology, in sociological and cultural terms. The sequel 2049 has come out in 2017. The movie refers to people in the near future via virtual reality, quickly recovering injuries through cell renewal and interventions into the memory.
As technology develops, we take more control over our lives. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is a movie referring to the controversy to come along with this control. Might saying goodbye to our memories, which shaped us in a world interfering with memories, be a disadvantage?
The nostalgic futuristic picture of 1997 has imprinted on our minds with "there is no gene for the human spirit" line. In this movie, we are in a future in which the superhuman race seizes the world and isolates "normal" people from it. What do you think would happen to a normal person, who succeeded to change his genes with someone else, and join in the Gattaca space project?
The film directed by Steven Spielberg tells the story of David, the first child robot programmed to love. David cannot feel like a human being or a robot although the bond between him and the adoptive parents getting stronger every day. What is the convergence of artificial and natural intelligence and what makes human a human? Is it IQ or EQ? We encounter striking issues such as the effects of emotions on behaviors.