The Age of Spiritual Machines

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The Age Of Spiritual Machines is a book by futurist Ray Kurzweil about the future course of humanity, particularly relating to the development of artificial intelligence and its impact on human consciousness.

Originally published in 1999, the book predicts that machines with human-like intelligence will be available from affordable computing devices within a couple of decades, revolutionising most aspects of life, and that eventually humanity and its machinery will become one and the same.

Alex Proyas, the director of the film I, Robot, asked every cast member to read this book before filming.

In 2000, the Canadian band Our Lady Peace released the album "Spiritual Machines", a concept album inspired by the book.Template:Compu-stub

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