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Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology James Patrick Kelly

Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology

James Patrick Kelly

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ISBN : 9781616960704
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431 pages
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Presenting the posthuman future in its wildest science-fictional imaginings and intriguing speculations, this far-reaching anthology of fiction and nonfiction traces the path of the Singularity, an era when advances in technology totally transformMorePresenting the posthuman future in its wildest science-fictional imaginings and intriguing speculations, this far-reaching anthology of fiction and nonfiction traces the path of the Singularity, an era when advances in technology totally transform human reality. The featured stories and essays travel from the alien far-future of H. G. Wells and the almost-human, near future of Ray Kurzweil to Elizabeth Bear’s fusion of woman, machine, God, and shark and Isaac Asimov’s evolution of ineffable logic. Daring to peek over the edge of the event horizon as intelligence both figuratively and literally explodes, this collection also includes pieces by Nick Bostrom, Cory Doctorow, Robert Reed, Justina Robson, Charles Stross, Vernor Vinge, and more.ContentIntroduction: Digital Rapture by James Patrick Kelly & John KesselThe Last Question by Isaac AsimovThe Flesh: Excerpt from The World, The Flesh and The Devil:An Inquiry into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul by J. D. BernalDay Million by Frederik PohlThought and Action: Chapter Six from Odd John by Olaf StapledonThe Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era by Vernor VingeHive Mind Man by Rudy Rucker & Eileen GunnSunken Gardens by Bruce SterlingThe Six Epochs: Chapter One from The Singularity Is Near by Ray KurzweilCrystal Nights by Greg EganFirewall by David D. LevineThe Cookie Monster by Vernor VingeCracklegrackle by Justina RobsonNightfall by Charles StrossCoelacanths by Robert ReedThe Great Awakening by Rudy RuckerTrue Names by Cory Doctorow and Benjamin RosenbaumThe Server and the Dragon by Hannu RajaniemiThe Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe by Elizabeth Bear