Since Raymond Kurzweil's new book, The Age of Intelligent Machines, has been mentioned here recently, I'm forwarding this announcement. I'm still reading an advance draft copy, but I saw the published book in Barnes and Noble yesterday.
Raymond recently became familiar with Extropy Institute, and tells me that we will be included in the resources listing of the next printing (which will be a major one). We are already listed in there, though not as ExI -- his gives a URL to Natasha's Vita More's Singularity feature in Extropy Online.
BTW, I also strongly recommend Raymond's health book, The 10% Solution to anyone with heart disease risk. I found that it inspired me to renew my commitment to cutting my fat intake way down. (My father died of heart disease and both my older brothers have it, though all three also have several chosen risk factors that I have avoided.)
>From: "Kurzweil Technologies, Inc." <email@example.com>
> We're pleased to let you know that Ray Kurzweil will be talking about his
>new book The Age of Spiritual Machines, When Computers Exceed Human
>Intelligence (Viking, January 1999) on the Today Show on Friday, January 1,
> Ray is appearing with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and
>anthropologist Johnnetta Cole in a nine minute segment talking about the
>next century with Katie Couric.
> The Today Show airs nationally on NBC. In Boston and New York, it is on
>between 7 am and 9 am. For other areas of the country, please check your
>local listings. This segment will air in the first hour of the show. In
>Boston and New York, the segment will air between 7:15 am and 7:45 am.
> Look for a review of The Age of Spiritual Machines on the front cover of
>the Sunday New York Times Book Review Section this Sunday, January 3, 1999.
> The book is also reviewed on the front page of the Boston Globe Book
>Review Section this past Sunday, December 27, 1998.
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