Daily Mail | We’ll be uploading our entire minds to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims

June 19, 2013

Source: Daily Mail — June 19, 2013 | Victoria Woollaston

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Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, believes we will be able to upload our entire brains to computers within the next 32 years, an event known as singularity.

Our fragile human body parts will be replaced by machines by the turn of the century. And if these predictions comes true, it could make humans immortal.

In just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become digitally immortal, an event called singularity, according to a futurist from Google.

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, also claims that the biological parts of our body will be replaced with mechanical parts and this could happen as early as 2100. Kurweil made the claims during his conference speech at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress in New York at the weekend.

The conference was created by Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov and featured visonary talks about how the world will look by 2045. Kurzweil referred to Moore’s law that states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years quoting the developments from genetic sequencing and 3D printing.

This singularity is also referred to as digital immortality because brains and a person’s intelligence will be digitally stored forever, even after they die. He also added that this will be possible through neural engineering and referenced the recent strides made towards modeling the brain and technologies which can replace biological functions. [...]