Forbes | Why the future of technology is all too human

February 25, 2014

Source: Forbes — February 23, 2014 | Greg Satell

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When Ray Kurzweil published The Age Of Spiritual Machines in 1999, he predicted a new era of thinking machines that will meet and then exceed human intelligence.

Today, it appears we are entering a new industrial revolution. In The Singularity Is Near, Kurzweil illustrated the point in a cartoon with some posters on the wall showing what computers can’t do and others on the floor representing limits that have already been surpassed. If you look closely, you’ll notice that some of tasks still on the wall have already been automated. [...]