Book Recommendations by Kunal Kapoor

Recently Kunal Kapoor took to his Instagram account to share his book recommendations with his followers. The actor, in his post, has named 5 books that he feels made an impact on him. Check out the list below:

  • How to create a mind by Ray Kurzweil

Drawing on the most recent neuroscience research, his own research and inventions in artificial intelligence, and compelling thought experiments, he describes his new theory of how the neocortex (the thinking part of the brain) works: as a self-organizing hierarchical system of pattern recognizers. Kurzweil shows how these insights will enable us to greatly extend the powers of our own mind and provides a road map for the creation of super-intelligence humankind’s most exciting next venture.

  • The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

The Inevitable is a 2016 nonfiction book by Kevin Kelly that forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years. According to Kelly, much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable. The future will bring with it even more screens, tracking, and a lack of privacy. In the book, he outlines twelve trends that will forever change the ways in which we work, learn, and communicate. 

  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi is an autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda first published in 1946.  Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk, and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation.

  • Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies is a 2014 book by the Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom from the University of Oxford. It argues that if machine brains surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could replace humans as the dominant lifeform on Earth.

  • Lifespan by David Sinclair

Lifespan: Why We Age, and Why We Don’t Have To is a non-fiction book authored by Australian biologist David Andrew Sinclair and journalist Matthew LaPlante and published by Atria Books on September 10, 2019. In Lifespan, the authors examine how technology, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes including intermittent fasting and cold exposure have the potential to enhance human longevity.

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