Experts predict the future in Abu Dhabi

September 19, 2012

Two highly distinguished U.S. scientists shared their vision of mankind’s future at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat yesterday in a talk titled “What does the future look like?”, as part of the Muntada Program 2012 series of special lectures.

Speaking to a packed hall, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity Is Near, and Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at City University of New York, took turns to deliver an overwhelming number of predictions in technology that will shape our future and influence every part of our daily lives, including education and healthcare.

The crux of understanding the rate of technological change, and therefore its vast implications for generations to come, revolves around the idea of a technological singularity – Kurzweil’s renowned specialist subject. Technological singularity is the widely anticipated emergence of a greater-than-human superintelligence, through technological means, which will radically change humanity’s future. […]