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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2005 non-fiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil . This is his first book to embrace the Singularity as a term, but the ideas contained within are derived from his previous books, the The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999) and The Age of Intelligent Machines (1990). Kurzweil describes his law of accelerating returns which predicts an exponential increase in technologies like computers , genetics , nanotechnology , robotics and artificial intelligence . He says this will lead to a technological singularity in the year 2045, a point where progress is so rapid it outstrips humans' ability to comprehend it.
The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or Three Laws ) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov . The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story " Runaround ", although they had been foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. The Three Laws are:
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron , co-written by Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd and William Wisher Jr. and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger , Michael Biehn , and Linda Hamilton . The film was produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and distributed by Orion Pictures , and filmed in Los Angeles . Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator , a cyborg assassin sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor , played by Hamilton. Biehn plays Kyle Reese , a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah. Though not expected to be either a commercial or critical success, The Terminator topped the American box office for two weeks and helped launch the film career of Cameron and solidify that of Schwarzenegger.
The short version is that I'm investing via Ballpark Ventures, hold a number of advisory and Non-Exec roles and mentoring startups at Springboard Accelerator. Before that, I started the incredibly successful, AdMob (now part of Google) the mobile advertising network, in Europe as its Managing Director. I'm also the ex-Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association and an occasional blogger at MobHappy.
Last Friday, we said that mobile advertising was moving fast. So are we! Today, we closed our acquisition of AdMob. Omar Hamoui has built a great team and great products at AdMob and we’re thrilled to officially welcome them to Google. We’ll now begin the process of bringing our products and teams together in the best way, and building new products and features together.
Addicted to the Web, and it shows in everything I do I'm an entrepreneur, blogger, conference organizer, social media consultant, startup advisor and allround web addict, based in Belgium, Europe.I'm a writer at TechCrunch and managing editor of Virtualization.com. A few years ago, I set up Plugg, a one-day conference in Brussels aimed to raise awareness for European entrepreneurship as well as the most promising Web / Mobile 2.0 startups on the continent.