The world’s most eminent sociologist highlights the technological singularity

February 20, 2013

Everyone should read the books of Ray Kurzweil, who has recently become an Engineering Director at Google. Kurzweil’s book makes it clear that: Within our lifetimes, human beings will no longer be human beings; there are multiple accelerating rates of change in several different disciplines; The three main disciplines contributing to the singularity are nanotech, AI, and biotech; All are transforming our understanding of the human body and, more importantly, the human mind; This is described by the “Law of accelerating returns”; Progress is not just linear but geometrical. This book opens our minds to multiple possibilities of what it means to be human, as technology penetrates us. […]