Hans Peter Moravec (born November 30, , Kautzen, Austria) is an adjunct faculty member Books. In his book Mind Children (ISBN ), Moravec outlines Moore’s law and predictions about the future of artificial life. Mind Children has ratings and 8 reviews. Paula said: I loved Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence. Other editions Hans Moravec. Title: Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence Author: Hans Moravec Format: Quality Paperback, pp. ISBN: Publisher.
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As biological organisms we of course will become extinct. Given the trillion-fold increase in computational power since the end of the nineteenth century, and the promise of exotic technologies far surpassing the now-familiar lasers and even superconductors, Moravec concludes that cildren hardware will have no trouble meeting this forty-year timetable.
Join Our Mailing List: Dada Vinci rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Moravec also is a futurist with many of his publications and predictions focusing on transhumanism.
Rather than warning us of takeover by robots, the author invites us, as we approach the end of this millennium, to speculate about a plausible, wonderful postbiological future and the ways in which our minds might participate in its unfolding.
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In hcildren to achieve anything near human equivalence, robots will need, at the least, the capacity to perform ten trillion calculations per second. Preview — Mind Children by Hans Moravec. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. But human equivalence is just the beginning, not an upper bound. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Info is indeed power and this book refreshingly foresees the trajectory as we progress in technology. To ask other readers questions about Mind Childrenplease sign up. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Moravec developed techniques in computer vision for determin Hans Moravec born November 30, in Austria is an adjunct faculty member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
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The New York Times. Georg rated it really liked it Oct 10, Given the trillion-fold increase in computational power modavec the end of the nineteenth century, and the promise of exotic technologies far surpassing the now-familiar lasers and even superconductors, Moravec concludes that our hardware will have no trouble meeting this forty-year timetable.
Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence
In order to achieve anything near human equivalence, robots will need, at the least, the capacity to perform ten trillion calculations per second. Moravec developed techniques in computer vision for determining the region of interest ROI in a scene. Clarke wrote about this book: Ernesto rated it liked it May 14, Very prescient in many ways.
Journal of Evolution and Technology. Graham Shaw rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Imagine attending a lecture at the turn of the twentieth century in which Orville Wright speculates about the future of transportation, or one in which Alexander Graham Bell envisages satellite communications and global data banks.
Moravec also is a futurist with many of his publications and predictions focusing on transhumanism. In the concluding chapters Moravec challenges us to imagine with him the possibilities and pitfalls of such a scenario.
Wow, this is clearly the source material for at least 20 science fiction novels I’ve read.
Acadia University  MSc: This book starts out as a somewhat dry history of robotics and computing, and then goes into wild speculation about nano-scale self-assembling “bush” robots, uploading consciousness, outliving the heat death of the universe, memetic predatory radio transmissions from the stars John McCarthy, Tom Binford .
He also loses his grip on the distinction between virtual and real reality as his speculations spiral majestically into incoherence.
He is also somewhat known for his work on space tethers. Filled with fresh ideas and insights, this book is one of the most engaging and controversial visions of the future ever written by a serious scholar. Return to Book Page.