Shadows of the Mind

A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Computers

Page: 457

View: 998

Presenting a look at the human mind's capacity while criticizing artificial intelligence, the author makes suggestions about classical and quantum physics and the role of microtubules

The Emperor's New Mind

Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 376

For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 201

View: 997

Accessible and stimulating introduction to Roger Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the twenty-first century.

The Emperor's New Mind

Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 234

Winner of the Wolf Prize for his contribution to our understanding of the universe, Penrose takes on the question of whether artificial intelligence will ever approach the intricacy of the human mind. 144 illustrations.

Children of the Mind

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 338

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves. Children of the Mind is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadows Of The Mind

Author: June E. Hudy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 439

The mind is a fragile thing, leaving us empty of emotions at times, followed by feelings of dread and terror for things we do not know and understand. Violet was a victim of her mind. Was her mind playing games with her, or was there really someone terrorizing her? Ever since her husband Harvey died, weird things had been happening. Was she really losing her mind? Everyone seemed to think so. Even her closest friends and family were convinced of it. Violet didn’t believe it and neither did her grandson Jimmy. Read how Violet deals with one crisis after another, trying to come to terms with the fact that she just might be developing Alzheimer’s, even though she was convinced someone really was stalking her. Enjoy Shadows Of The Mind!

Tales from the Shadows of the Mind

Author: Maurice Lauber

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 200

View: 635

Although classed as horror, these stories are not filled with gory details and stomach turning descriptions. The ghosts and vampires are not all mean spirited. they are much the same as they were in their past lives. They can be cruel and evil but they can also be friendly, funny or helpful.

Eternity's Mind

The Saga of Shadows, Book Three

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 744

Eternity’s Mind is the climactic final book in Kevin J. Anderson’s Saga of Shadows Trilogy, which began with the Hugo nominee The Dark Between the. The Saga of Shadows, as well as its predecessor series, the international bestselling Saga of Seven, are among the grandest epic space operas published in this century. Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees. The alien Ildiran Empire rebuilt their grand Prism Palace under the light of their seven suns, and their Mage-Imperator declared a new age of expansion and discover. But peace was not to last. The malevolent Klikiss robots soon found an ally in the ancient and near-omnipotent Shana Rei, destructive creatures who are the personification of darkness and chaos ... awakened after millennia of slumber to destroy all sentient life in the universe. The Confederation and the Ildiran Empire fought in every way possible, but the Spiral Arm itself seemed doomed. All across the transportal network, space is tearing apart, the links between the gateways are breaking down, the fabric of space unraveling. The worldtrees are dying, entire planets are englobed in impenetrable black barriers erected by the Shana Rei, and the murderous taint has infiltrated the Ildiran race as well as Mage-Imperator Jora’h himself. Desperate for stardrive fuel to power the military and all space travel, the industrialist Lee Iswander has been extracting ekti—the blood of the cosmos—from mysterious giant nodules found floating in empty space, draining these “bloaters” dry by the thousands. But in doing so, is he weakening the only ally that all of civilization may have against the Shana Rei? A breathtakingly large canvas with a huge cast of characters, Eternity’s Mind is the grand finale of a story as complex as any Science Fiction epic you will ever read. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In The Shadows of My Mind

Author: Kristin Beckman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

View: 985

Pain develops on each page of the past from the abuse to the neglect that bloomed into the angry demons of the mind that wishes for the death of everything that ever existed with one’s self. Pain and anger run from the depths of each poem as if a knife is being jammed into one’s chest. You instantly feel the pain that the author has felt from page one. Unable to reach beyond the destruction of self esteem as a child growing up feeling unloved and hated, the author pours her heart and soul into each word as she tries to discover the answer to her only question, WHY?

Criminal Shadows

Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer

Author: David Canter

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Criminal behavior

Page: 412

View: 670

Examines the techniques of psychological profiling used to identify serial killers