The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.


Just this one

If you're only going to read one book to prepare you for the future, it should be this one. It will inform your stock pics, make you think about existential threats and realize how much potential we have to lose.

You can skip Kurzweil's earlier books because this one is essentially an update of all those earlier ones.

The whole point of this site is to help you still be here when the singularity comes.