Tony Thorne MBE’s new ‘fact against fiction’ book is about THE SINGULARITY, and the resulting Artificial Intelligence Explosion. So what is a singularity? It’s easiest described as a one way event, something which once it occurs cannot be reversed. So what kind of singularity phenomenon is explored in this book? Many scientists claim it poses a far greater threat to humanity than global warming, and it may be no more than ten years away..! This singularity, the creation of machines that are far cleverer than we are, and the runaway consequences that will follow, will change our way of life... completely. They will follow on from the Artificial Intelligence devices we already have today. More incredible developments will emerge after them, and then after that, and so on... until it happens.
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Tony Thorne MBE is an Englishman, born and technically educated in London, England, as a Chartered Design Engineer. He lives in Austria in summer and the Canary Island of Tenerife in winter. Earlier in life he, wrote science-fiction and humorous stories, was an active SF Fan, and a spare time lecturer for the British Interplanetary Society. For developments in the field of low temperature (cryo)surgery instruments, and very high temperature processing furnaces for carbon fibre, the Queen awarded him an MBE. After many subsequent business adventures, including the development of AI computer software for business applications, he is now an author of quirky speculative fiction; mostly tall Science Fiction and Macabre tales, with over 100 short stories published in many magazines, various collections, and many anthologies including eight from Whortleberry Press. His first novel, POINTS OF VIEW,was published in 2012 by Eternal Press, Santa Rosa, CA, and its first sequel, THE WEAPONS, will be published by them later this year. Review copies are is now available from the author's website with more information is as listed on: http://www.tonythorne.com
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