Ray Kurzweil, legendary inventor and author of New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind, has created inventions and ideas that have changed human civilization. PBS called him "One of the revolutionaries who made America", and Inc. magazine named him "Edison's rightful heir".
Now, Kurzweil has created a novel and an unforgettable character - Danielle - to help convey some of his most important ideas. Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine tells the story of a precocious young girl who uses her intelligence and accelerating technology to solve humanity's grandest challenges. Now, if only we can find more courageous visionaries like Danielle.
Written as an alternative history, Danielle's journey as a driven young girl brings her face-to-face with many important figures from recent history and our modern world. Told through the eyes of Danielle's equally remarkable sister, Claire, a girl adopted from Haiti after surviving the earthquake, this story shows all listeners a hopeful vision of humanity's future - and how to achieve it.
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Change can do you good, Kurzweil fans. I LOVED IT!
Ok, I have known Kurzweil"s books for a long time, and I have to admit when I saw that this book was YA (Young Adult) I thought "Kurzweil must be crazy." Well, I discovered that he's not crazy, he's having great fun in this book showing kids of all ages the joy of what a world could be like if we had a few more Danielles with amazing superhero minds in it. Truth is, we have lots of Danielle in this world now. Amazing young people who are changing the talk on climate change, finding new medical breakthroughs, even helping find black holes. Look, my fellow Kurzweil fans, this is a superhero book! If you want another heady Kurzweil book, I hear that "The Singularity Is Nearer" comes out next year. If you want a bit of fun, an alternate universe, if you want to see a lighter side of the mind of Mr. Kurzweil, then get this book, it's great.
I LOVED IT!!!!!