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  • Life 3.0

  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society - and even our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Anonymous User on 08-02-2019

Exploration of the future of AI and hence, life.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2018

This was a pretty through exploration. it makes connections to physics, which the arguments of what is possible is built on. Tegmark pushes the argument for AI safety research and provides solid reasoning for doing so.

  • How Your Brain Works

  • Inside the Most Complicated Object in the Known Universe
  • By: New Scientist
  • Narrated by: Mark Elstob
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In How Your Brain Works, leading neuroscientists and New Scientist introduce the evolution and anatomy of the brain viewed through traits such as memory, emotions, sleep, sensing and perception. Ever wondered what's going on inside your head? You are your brain. Everything that makes you you, and all your experiences of the world, are somehow conjured up by 1.4 kilograms of grey matter inside your skull.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting mention of magic mushrooms.

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-01-2018

interesting mention of magic mushrooms.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-2018

good read. interesting workings of the brain and unusual insights into different perceptions the brain has during different stages.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,617
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,880
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,854

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

definitely worth the read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-2017

Excellent book. very interesting content. never boring or strung out. well worth it. buy it.

  • The End of Money

  • The Story of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution
  • By: New Scientist
  • Narrated by: Mark Elstob
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution, which has been hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • duh! Now I get it.

  • By cascudo on 01-11-2017

interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-2017

the moral of the story is that block chain tech has enormous potential. Bitcoin etherium ripple

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  • Our Mathematical Universe

  • My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning analysis from the biggest perspective

  • By Gordon on 02-08-2016

made me believe in MUH

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-2017

it was a little difficult to follow at times due to the nature of the contents. last chapter is epic.

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-2017

Great Book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-2017

I'm going to listen to the whole book again. it's really worth it. It explores many paths of logic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful