FWD: Reverse Engineering of God

Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:55:35 -0500

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Subj: Cybernetics. And the Reverse Engineering of God
Date: 96-11-12 07:36:18 EST
From: AOLNewsProfiles@aol.net

In the tradition of Future Shock and Silent Spring -
Beyond Humanity: CyberEvolution and Future Minds
Sample chapters: http://www.charlesriver.com
ROCKLAND, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Two best selling authors
very different backgrounds, Gregory Paul and Earl Cox, team up to present the
scientific, sociological, and theological issues that we will face when
are down loaded into receptacles and machines become better than humans. The
resulting book, Beyond Humanity: CyberEvolution and Future Minds, is
by Charles River Media, Inc. (sample chapters: http://www.charlesriver.com,
price: $20.95):
* Explains how the greatest revolution in Earth's history -- the
replacement of human intelligence by cyber-intelligence -- will probably
within the lifespan of many who are alive today;
* Combines the knowledge of an evolutionary biologist and computer
scientist to project the evolution of robotics and its effect on society;
* Describes the ultimate Internet, the direct co-mingling of human
consciousness in electronic computer systems.
* Presents a realistic, often irreverent, look at the future of
in the 21st century.
"This book argues that the next century will prove to be nothing
like this
one, nor any forecast so far. Computing power, neuroscience, and
nanotechnologies are advancing so rapidly that they will combine to produce
the most significant evolutionary developments since the origin of life
"We maintain that the human mind and conscious thought are
natural and physical in origin and nature. Ultimately, their natures and
fundamental processes are knowable and can be replicated for the purposes of
personal immortality." -- from Chapter 1: Down the Yellow Brick Road
The Authors
Gregory Paul, an evolutionary biologist, is both an artist of prehistoric
life whose work was used in the movie Jurassic Park as well as an
writer for such magazines as Scientific American, Science News, Nature and
Smithsonian. His previous book, Predatory Dinosaurs of the World, is a best-
seller and Book-of-the-Month Club selection.
Earl Cox is an international authority on the applications of
intelligence. He is founder and president of The Metus Systems Group and
regularly contributes to many AI periodicals and consults for many Fortune
companies including AmEx, Motorola and the FAA.
Pre-Publication Comments
"... In a time when technology advance is a hard driving army, it is most
often ignored that the greatest advances come from the flanks. Paul and Cox
have captured the very essence of now-based potentials... I shall refer to
many times." Lee Kent Hempfling, Chairman/CEO Neutronics Technologies
Availability and Ordering Information
Beyond Humanity: CyberEvolution and Future Minds is available now from
most bookstores, and directly from Charles River Media.
Beyond Humanity: CyberEvolution and Future Minds Gregory S. Paul
and Earl
D. Cox
ISBN 1-886801-21-5
MSRP $20.95
Shelving: General Science, General Computing, Religion, AI
Mail Orders
Charles River Media, Inc.
P.O. Box 960
Herndon, VA 20172
Phone and Internet Orders
Order Desk 1-800-382-8505
Fax 1-703-661-1501
SOURCE Charles River Media, Inc.
CO: Charles River Media, Inc.
ST: Massachusetts

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