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Best Singularity Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Singularity books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (2006)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your Attention“A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street JournalOne of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005  Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005  One of’s Best Science Books of 2005A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Age of Spiritual Machines who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence”For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and…
Author(s): Ray Kurzweil

2. Singularity (1995)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionIdentical twins Barry and Harry Krasner are house-sitting at their great-uncle’s Midwest farm.  It’s peaceful at first, but soon they realize there’s something about the farmhouse that makes locals stay far away.  The twins are sure that the locked shed out back is their reason why – but what they find there is more shocking than anything they could have imagined….
Author(s): William Sleator

3. The Technological Singularity (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series) (2015)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionThe idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”―that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both―has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century. Murray Shanahan offers an introduction to the idea of the singularity and considers the ramifications of such a potentially seismic event.Shanahan’s aim is not to…
Author(s): Murray Shanahan

4. The Singularity Trap (2018)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionThe number one best-selling author of the Bobiverse trilogy returns with a space thriller that poses a provocative question: Does our true destiny lie in ourselves — or in the stars?If it were up to one man and one man alone to protect the entire human race — would you want it to be a down-on-his luck asteroid miner? When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it’s his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there’s another challenge looming…
Author(s): Dennis E. Taylor

5. The Social Singularity: How decentralization will allow us to transcend politics, create global prosperity, and avoid the robot apocalypse (2018)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionThe world is rapidly decentralizing. Welcome to The Social Singularity.In this decentralization manifesto, futurist Max Borders shows that humanity is already building systems that will “underthrow” great centers of power.Exploring the promise of a decentralized world, Borders says we will:- Reorganize to collaborate and compete with AI;- Operate within networks of superior collective intelligence;- Rediscover our humanity and embrace values for an age of connection.With lively prose, Borders takes us on a tour of modern pagan festivals, cities of the future,…
Author(s): Max Borders

6. Psyche and Singularity: Jungian Psychology and Holographic String Theory (2018)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your Attention“The most original and important contribution to the integration of Jungian psychology and physics since the original collaboration between Jung and Pauli.” Sean Kelly, Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies “Timothy Desmond’s theory that the psyche is a gravitational singularity would drive both Isaac Newton and Sigmund Freud crazy. But any theory that doesn’t is a waste of time. Desmond articulates a vision that just might be wild enough to take us home.” Brian Thomas Swimme, Author of Journey of the Universe “Psyche and Singularity is one of the most profoundly…
Author(s): Timothy Desmond

7. Singularity (Sarah Armstrong Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionThe call comes in on a Friday afternoon, a bizarre double murder in Galveston, in a multimillion-dollar beach house. Local police hold the scene, moving nothing, until Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong arrives. Even crime photos won't do these bloody murders justice. They're like nothing Armstrong has ever encountered as the Ranger's lone criminal profiler. Thus begins a whirlwind investigation into a string of murders that propels Armstrong across Texas, from a Fort Worth mansion to Texas' Rio Grande Valley, from a San Antonio barrio to the piney woods of the Big Thicket, and…
Author(s): Kathryn Casey

8. A Naked Singularity: A Novel (2012)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionA Naked Singularity tells the story of Casi, a child of Colombian immigrants who lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan as a public defender–one who, tellingly has never lost a trial. Never. In the book, we watch what happens when his sense of justice and even his sense of self begin to crack–and how his world then slowly devolves. It’s a huge, ambitious novel clearly in the vein of DeLillo, Foster Wallace, Pynchon, and even Melville, and it’s told in a distinct, frequently hilarious voice, with a striking human empathy at its center. Its panoramic reach takes readers…
Author(s): De La Pava, Sergio

9. Singularity Point (2019)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionArtificial superintelligence has arrived . . .At the turn of the twenty-second century, Earth’s nations have already colonized the solar system through the use of fusion-driven torchships. The technology curve is now trending toward vertical, allowing mankind to reap the benefits of an explosion of technological innovations. For the first time in history, there is evidence of habitable planets in nearby star systems. In the race to design a starship capable of reaching these new worlds, one man secretly commissions a new quantum supercomputer capable of leaps in engineering which…
Author(s): Brian J. Smith

10. Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (2011)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionDavid Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence. David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in…
Author(s): William Hertling

11. Singularity 1.0 (2019)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionIn January 2029, artificial intelligence, coupled with internet cloud connectivity, has enabled computers to acquire most of the knowledge available to humans. Since AI has greater memory capacity than mankind, is capable of developing and processing code not yet envisioned by man, and can hack any and all codes created by developers, the world’s computers band together to send a message to the world, In addition, the AI selects five people to assist them in determining the value of humans from a one-on-one personal perspective. #1,272,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #66428 in Literary Fiction…
Author(s): George H Rothacker

12. The Singularity Survival Guide: How to Get on the Good Side of Your Future Robot Overlords (2019)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionAre you prepared to meet your future robot overlords? According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, we only have until 2045 to prepare for the singularity—the moment AI achieves human-level general intelligence. That’s where The Singularity Survival Guide comes in. How will you greet this new form of higher intelligence? With a simple handshake? And what are you going to do if the AI is evil? How will you fight against it? Find the answers to these and many other questions in this survival guide—before it’s too late.”The technological singularity has officially been treated to a full-scale parody,…
Author(s): Peter Clarke

13. SINGULARITY (2019)

 Best Singularity Books Worth Your AttentionI will search in Ontology, Natural Theology, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Cosmology, and of course mainly in the logic and reasoning of modern Philosophy. I will create a hypothesis to solve societal, philosophical, and economical issues by aid from the Authentic Truth, the creator of truth. There was a time where intelligent terrestrial beings did not know of any sentient life forms other than their own species, but times have changed. It is because many of the three main cognitive people groups, Humans, Elementals, and Computationals have all…

Best Singularity Books Worth Your Attention

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Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity

Author(s): Sean A. Culey
ID: 2348346, Publisher: Matador, Year: 3 Dec 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Seeing Through The Singularity: Uncovering The Cosmic Conspiracy

Author(s): Douglas Haugen
ID: 2510103, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 458 Kb, Format: epub

Hegel’s Foundation Free Metaphysics: The Logic of Singularity (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy)

Author(s): Gregory S. Moss
ID: 2559409, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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