Future Minds by Richard Yonck audiobook

Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence, from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

By Richard Yonck
Read by Bob Souer

Tantor Audio 9781948924382

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200254491

  • ISBN: 9798200254484

  • ISBN: 9798200254507

Runtime: 11.75 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

With the ongoing advancement of AI and other technologies, our world is becoming increasingly intelligent. From chatbots to innovations in brain-computer interfaces to the possibility of superintelligences leading to the Singularity later this century, our reality is being transformed before our eyes. This is commonly seen as the natural result of progress, but what if there's more to it than that? What if intelligence is an inevitability, an underlying property of the universe?

In Future Minds, Richard Yonck challenges our assumptions about intelligence—what it is, how it came to exist, its place in the development of life on Earth and possibly throughout the cosmos. Taking a Big History perspective—over the 14 billion years from the Big Bang to the present and beyond—he draws on recent developments in physics and complexity theory to explore the questions: Why do pockets of increased complexity develop, giving rise to life, intelligence, and civilization? How will it grow and change throughout this century, transforming both technology and humanity? As we expand outward from our planet, will we discover other forms of intelligence, or will we conclude we are destined to go it alone? Any way we look at it, the nature of intelligence in the universe is becoming a central concern for humanity.

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Author Bio: Richard Yonck

Author Bio: Richard Yonck

Richard Yonck is a futurist, author, and speaker with Intelligent Future Consulting based in Seattle. An award-winning author on developing trends and technologies, he has written features and cover stories for numerous publications and websites, and is the computing and artificial intelligence contributing editor for the long-running Futurist magazine. He has been published in Scientific American, World Future Review, Fast Company, Wired, Psychology Today, H+ magazine, American Cinematographer, Mensa Bulletin, and the Seattle Times. He lives in Seattle.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 11.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English