Digital brains and minds just around the corner

September 25, 2013

Ray Kurzweil is probably the most influential futurist in the world right now. But beyond being a futurist, Kurzweil is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, musician, educator and writer. All his books on technology have been bestsellers.

Each book has been shocking at the time and all have had significant predictions about major events and future possibilities.

Kurzweil begins his new book with a series of thought experiments to better understand how humans think. He continues with an analysis of the different parts of the brain and biological evolution, then discuss what a digital neocortex , created thanks to the rapid growth of technology. […]