The Emporer's New Mind

Since I’m spending a fair bit of time in the car driving to and from work, I stopped by the library yesterday to see what books on tape they had to offer. I was delighted to find a broad selection, including one that was on my reading list: The Emporer’s New Mind, a treatise on whether machines are capable of true consciousness. I started it this morning, and so far we’ve hit Turing and Hofstaeder, good starting points for the discussion. Looks like it will be a good listen. (Incidentally, I think abridging audio books is a crime that should be punishable by having to read “Atlas Shrugged” aloud. Twice.)