The quotable Kurzweil

February 15, 2013

Spent an hour chatting with futurist Ray Kurzweil about some of his predictions for the coming decades, and here are three of his biggest “pie in the sky” ideas, as he likes to call them.

Turn off Caveman genes: We will be able manage metabolism by turning off genes. “We’re not depending on the next big hunt for our daily nourishment anymore.”

Play dress-up 2.0: “My vision of the ultimate virtual reality is to go inside the nervous system with nanobots that feed into the brain and incorporate all the senses.” […]