The Plain Dealer | Computers soon will overtake us, Ray Kurzweil predicts in Transcendent Man, new on DVD

May 23, 2011

Source: The Plain Dealer — May 22, 2011 | Chris Ball

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When will computers attain consciousness and surpass humans? Genius inventor Ray Kurzweil calls this event the Singularity, and he pinpoints it at 2029. In this startling 2009 biodoc, he shares his theories about technology’s exponential acceleration.

Critics call him a crackpot, while he calmly makes his predictions based on past events. Don’t be scared, he urges, just be ready to become bionic or risk being left behind. [...]