Intelligence could saturate the universe, says Kurzweil

December 12, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI

Based on the exponential growth of computational capacity, if we could overcome the speed-of-light limitation, intelligence would spread to the entire universe within 300 years, said Ray Kurzweil, speaking at Edge’s REBOOTING CIVILIZATION II meeting.

Within that time, we would “multiply current computational capacities by a factor of 1090, and thus exceed Seth Lloyd’s estimate of 1090 bits in the Universe.”

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