EVENT: Ray Kurzweil, bold Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, appears for his New Book How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Ray Kurzweil is one of today’s most influential and often controversial Futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Ray presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization, reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Ray discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. Ray thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ray Kurzweil is the Author of The New York Times Bestselling Book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology and the National Bestselling Book The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, among other Books. One of the leading inventors of our time, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. Ray is the recipient of many honors, including the National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest honor in technology. He lives in Boston.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of How to Create a Mind, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.
EVENT FORMAT: Ray Kurzweil will give us a Multimedia Presentation, discuss in detail his New Book How to Create a Mind and answer audience questions. The Presentation will last approximately One Hour. A Booksigning follows this Presentation.
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