What’s human, Google goes Android

August 25, 2015

Humanity is in a technological identity crisis and Google’s Ray Kurzweil is intent on designing our future. Can we humans become more human?

On the other hand, will subtle thinking, like sleep, be built into the immortal android race being prepared by Google’s head of research, Mr. Kurzweil?

“Humans will continue to be creative,” is Kurzweil’s simple answer to the question what will humans do when the androids take over. But what about the androids?

According to Ray Kurzweil, “My timeline is computers will be at human levels, such as you can have a human relationship with them, 15 years from now. When I say about human levels, I’m talking about emotional intelligence. The ability to tell a joke, to be funny, to be romantic, to be loving, to be sexy, that is the cutting edge of human intelligence, that is not a sideshow.”

With the new holding company structure for all things Google called Alphabet, you can bet that Ray Kurzweil will be given lots of room to play and fulfill his dream of reversing aging and reproducing the dead in the form of androids who think they are who someone used to be.

Is this man really head of research for one of the largest tech companies in the world? Yes. And has he yet to be proven wrong since at 14 he demonstrated a self programmed piano playing classical music? No.