Apparently we’re all going to live forever by 2029

May 9, 2016

Google’s chief futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans will have eternal life by 2029. Kurzweil has been accurate in his predictions so far.

Back in the 1980s — when we were lugging around our Motorola bricks  — he already predicted a bunch of things that are now part of everyday life.

This includes self-driving cars, prosthetic legs for paraplegics, and wirelessly accessing info on the internet. He also reckons singularity, where human intelligence will merg with non-biological technology, will happen in 2045.

“The non-biological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that’s a billion times more powerful than all human intelligence today,” he said in an interview. “I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical tech will add one additional year, every year to your life expectancy. By that I don’t mean life expectancy based on your birthday, but rather your remaining life expectancy.”

He went on to say that we might be able to just hack our bodies and live forever.