Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds

2015.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick (eds.), Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds, Wiley Blackwell,
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2015.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick (eds.), Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds, Wiley Blackwell, 2014, 329pp., $89.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781118736289. Reviewed by Pete Mandik, William Paterson University This work collects contributions to the growing literature in what might be dubbed "singularity studies," where the singularity in question is the technological singularity, a hypothetical future moment when the rate of change of human technology reaches a speed that surpasses human capacities to predict and prepare for further changes. On the presumption that technological increase follows an exponential curve, the singularity is the knee of the bend, the point beyond which the graph abandons the nearly horizontal for the nearly vertical. Despite the danger that merely human cognition won't keep up with post-singularity events, perhaps cognition that is either artificially enhanced. . .

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