featurettefrom | MotherboardThe singularity of Ray Kurzweil.

feat. Ray Kurzweil
August 1, 2021


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publication: Motherboard
featurette title: the Singularity of Ray Kurzweil
date: 2009

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Ray Kurzweil tells us about his vision of the singularity — a point around year 2045 when computers will acquire full-blown artificial intelligence and tech will infuse itself with biology. His theories have all sorts of supporters, detractors, and critics. But do you even remember what life was like before 3 year-olds had smart-phones and you actually had to remember facts instead of relying on the web?

If Kurzweil is right, we’ll have super-computers more powerful than every human brain on the planet combined, within a few decades. Despite being perceived as an extreme optimist, Kurzweil is the first to admit this tech could quickly bring an end to the world as we know it. Stuff like gray goo is a concern. But a biological terrorist attack could happen tomorrow — that’s based on the same type of tech he says will bring an un-imaginable future.

He believes we’ll exist in a permanent virtual / real hybrid. Everyone will be hyper-intelligent, shape-shifting non-biological humans who can live forever. That’s as much as we can explain on our own — enjoy the interview.

source: Motherboard

about | Motherboard

Motherboard — by Vice magazine — is a web content section exploring the nature + culture of tech — viewed through the lenses of curated writing, community, and dialogue. We create original video, complemented with stories by editors from around the world. We sniff-out the smartest, most ground-breaking arbiters + advances of tech culture.

Motherboard is the tech desk for Vice. We believe that tech should work for people, and its gatekeepers should be accountable. Through investigative reporting, commentary, and digital video — we’re a unique, conversation-starting source for expert + immersive coverage of tech that’s changing our present + future.

source: Motherboard

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AI = artificial intelligence
VR = virtual reality