The New York Times — December 27, 2010 | Ray Kurzweil
Thirty years ago, I realized that timing was the key to success as an inventor. Most inventions fail because the timing is wrong — the innovation needs to make sense for the world that will exist when the project is finished.
Consider how quickly the world changes; just a few years ago, most people didn’t use social networks, wikis or blogs. As an engineer, I gathered a lot of… read more
Scientific American | Will you live forever – or until your next software release – by uploading your brain into a computer?
December 5, 2011
Scientific American — December 5, 2011 | Gary Stix
Ray Kurzweil and other so-called transhumanists have promised that in coming decades we will be able to transfer a digital copy of the trillions of connections among nerve cells in our brains into a computer. We would essentially reincarnate ourselves as non-biological beings that persist for eternity inside a laptop, on the endless links of the Internet or as avatars inside a television set. After achieving the ultimate copy and… read more
September 19, 2012
AME Info — September 19, 2012
Two highly distinguished U.S. scientists shared their vision of mankind’s future at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat yesterday in a talk titled “What does the future look like?”, as part of the Muntada Program 2012 series of special lectures.
Speaking to a packed hall, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity Is Near, and Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics
November 22, 2012
January 24, 2013
Las Vegas Sun — January 24, 2013 | Allison Duck
Sunday: Ray Kurzweil lecture | Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Kurzweil hits the Smith Center stage as a part of the Audi Speaker Series, discussing his latest book, How to Create a Mind. Tickets are $24-$59 and the event starts at 7:30 p.m.
When: Sunday, Jan. 27,… read more
Quartz — March 18, 2013 | Scott Smith
In 1963, in the depths of the Cold War, all of the futurists in the world could probably assemble in a largish conference room and still have space for an overhead projector. Half a century later, it would take a small stadium to hold all of the people who use the title in some form.
The world of futures is a broad church today populated by… read more
The Huffington Post — June 20, 2013 | Erin Clements
Pew Research Center | To count our days: the scientific and ethical dimensions of radical life extension
August 6, 2013
Pew Research Center — August 6, 2013 | David Masci
Ray Kurzweil, an American computer scientist and inventor whose work has led to the development of everything from checkout scanners at supermarkets to text-reading machines for the blind, says that what might seem outlandish today eventually will become possible because technological change is exponential rather than linear, meaning that… read more
December 10, 2013
The Blaze — December 10, 2013 | Benjamin Weingarten
In an article for CNN, inventor, futurist and author of five books, including one of Glenn Beck’s favorites, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, Ray Kurzweil provided five staggering predictions as to what we could expect in the 2020s and 2030s, including among others major advancements in medicine and 3D printing.
Kurzweil developed the theory of the “Singularity” whereby he predicts that human intelligence and artificial intelligence… read more