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  • Superintelligence
    Superintelligence (English, Paperback) Nick Bostrom

    This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

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    Superintelligence (English, Hardback) Nick Bostrom

    This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

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  • Global Catastrophic Risks
    Global Catastrophic Risks (English, Paperback) Nick Bostrom

    A Global Catastrophic Risk is one that has the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. This book focuses on such risks arising from natural catastrophes (Earth-based or beyond), nuclear war, terrorism, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and social collapse.

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  • Superintelligence
    Superintelligence (English, CD-Audio) Director of the Future of Humanity Institute Nick Bostrom

    Superintelligence asks the questions: what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant...

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  • Human Enhancement
    Human Enhancement (English, Paperback) Julian Savulescu

    To what extent should we use technological advances to try to make better human beings? Leading philosophers debate the possibility of enhancing human cognition, mood, personality, and physical performance, and controlling aging. Would this take us beyond the bounds of human nature? These are questions that need to be answered now.

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  • Superintelligenz
    Superintelligenz (German, Hardback) Nick Bostrom

    Was geschieht, wenn es Wissenschaftlern eines Tages gelingt, eine Maschine zu entwickeln, die die menschliche Intelligenz auf so gut wie allen wichtigen Gebieten übertrifft? Klar ist: Eine solche Superintelligenz wäre enorm mächtig und würde uns vor Kontroll- und Steuerungsprobleme stellen, verglichen mit denen die Bewältigung des Klimawandels ein Klacks ist. Mehr noch: Vermutlich würde die...

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  • Anthropic Bias
    Anthropic Bias (English, Paperback) Nick Bostrom

    Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"--that is, evidence that has been filtered by the precondition that there be some suitably positioned observer to "have" the evidence. This conundrum--sometimes alluded to as "the anthropic principle," "self-locating belief," or "indexical information"--turns out to be a...

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  • Death and Anti-Death, Volume 3
    Death and Anti-Death, Volume 3 (English, Hardback) Charles Tandy

    This anthology discusses a number of interdisciplinary cultural, psychological, metaphysical, and moral issues and controversies related to death, life extension, and anti-death. This volume is in honor of the 19th century Russian philosopher Fedorov. (Philosophy)

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  • Man Into Superman
    Man Into Superman (English, Hardback) R C W Ettinger

    Ettinger asserts that cryonic hibernation of humans may provide a "door into summer" unlike any season previously known and argues for his belief in "the possibility of limitless life for our generation."

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  • Death and Anti-Death, Volume 2
    Death and Anti-Death, Volume 2 (English, Hardback) Charles Tandy

    This anthology discusses a number of interdisciplinary cultural, psychological, metaphysical, and moral issues and controversies related to death, life extension, and anti-death. This volume is in honor of the 19th century Russian philosopher Fedorov. (Philosophy)

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  • Anthropic Bias
    Anthropic Bias (English, Hardback) Nick Bostrom

    This book breaks new ground by drawing attention to certain kinds of biases that permeate many parts of science and by developing a theory of how to correct for these biases.

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  • Doctor Tandy's First Guide to Life Extension and Transhumanity
    Doctor Tandy's First Guide to Life Extension and Transhumanity (English, Paperback) Charles Tandy

    Dr. Tandy and nine additional contributors introduce the reader to the ...

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  • Human Enhancement
    Human Enhancement (English, Hardback) Julian Savulescu

    To what extent should we use technological advances to try to make better human beings? Leading philosophers debate the possibility of enhancing human cognition, mood, personality, and physical performance, and controlling aging. Would this take us beyond the bounds of human nature? These are questions that need to be answered now.

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  • Ueber Menschliches
    Ueber Menschliches (German, Paperback) Markus Christen, Dieter Sturma Currently Unavailable More details
  • Global Catastrophic Risks
    Global Catastrophic Risks (English, Hardback) Milan M. Cirkovic

    A Global Catastrophic Risk is a risk that has the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. This book focuses on Global Catastrophic Risks arising from natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social collapse.

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