Ray Kurzweil: [video] The Singularity Is Near

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Ray Kurzweil is a world-renowned futurist, author and inventor described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal.  Read Ray’s full bio here…

One of the things we’ll be able to do is overcome disease and poverty and other problems. We’ll introduce new problems along the way, but human life will be transformed, and if we can avoid the dangers, our lives will be greatly uplifted..”

We’re going to merge with these machines. We have already. Even though we carry them on our belts, they are part of who we are already. But they’re going to become so small that they’ll be inside our bodies and brains, they’ll make us smarter.

People really need to be aware that technology actually has the answer to overcoming human suffering, that it has been doing that. At the same time it introduces new problems, and we have to be mindful of that, and it’s not a simple system, problem that we can just you know fix and then cross off our list. It’s going to be the major challenge that humanity faces over the next century.

Click here for the full transcript of Ray Kurzweil’s interview.

Links & Resources:

• Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence
• Kurzweil Technologies
• AARON, The Cybernetic Artist
The Singularity Is Near
• The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence (Amazon.com)

 

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