Human v 2.0: Ray Kurzweil vs. Hugo de Garis
October 24, 2006 | Source: BBC News
“Meet the scientific prophets who claim we are on the verge of creating a new type of human – a human v2.0.
“It’s predicted that by 2029 computer intelligence will equal the power of the human brain. Some believe this will revolutionise humanity – we will be able to download our minds to computers extending our lives indefinitely. Others fear this will lead to oblivion by giving rise to destructive ultra intelligent machines.
“One thing they all agree on is that the coming of this moment – and whatever it brings – is inevitable.”