Ray Kurzweil’s new book promises to tell us, in no uncertain terms, “how to create a mind”: that is to say, he has a grand theory of the human mind, in which its secrets will be finally revealed. These are strong claims indeed, and one looks forward eagerly to learning what this new theory will look like. But the hype of the title explodes very early and with a feeble fizzle.
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‘How to Create a Mind’ May 23, 2013