The Huffington Post — June 20, 2013 | Erin Clements
Bloomberg Businessweek — March 3, 2011 | Charlie Rose
The author, inventor, and futurist says accelerating technology will soon bring us immortality — and all the energy the earth requires. Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose is the host of Charlie Rose, the nightly PBS program.
I’m interested in this notion of a coming singularity — computers surpassing humans — and your obsession with immortality. What led you there?
I really started with this exploration of where technology… read more
September 1, 2005
EnlightenNext — September 2005 | Craig Hamilton
The allure of eternal life has been tugging at the human imagination since we first began to contemplate our finitude. From The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest known literary work on earth to the Taoist cult of immortality to Ponce de Leon’s quest for the elixir of unending youth, the desire to free ourselves from the Grim Reaper’s grasp has proven as persistent as the force it aspires to counter.… read more
February 1, 2012
Boston Review — February 1, 2012 | Alex Byrne
For the futurist Ray Kurzweil, hope lies in the possibility that he will be uploaded to new and shiny hardware—as pictures are transferred to Facebook’s servers—leaving his outmoded biological container behind.
Isn’t all this a pipe dream? Why isn’t “uploading” merely a way of producing a perfect Kurzweil-impersonator, rather than the real thing? Cryogenic storage might help if I am still alive when frozen, but what… read more
March 17, 2014
Mashable — March 17, 2014 | Rebecca Hiscott
Popularized by researchers like gerontologist Aubrey de Grey and futurist Ray Kurzweil — who predicts a machine will be able to pass the Turing test by the year 2029 — the doctrine of transhumanism holds that humans can transcend their physical limitations using technology.
Central to this philosophy is the belief that technology will eventually be able to extend human life spans by hundreds of years, or perhaps indefinitely.
May 1, 2013
Las Vegas CityLife — May 1, 2013 | Chip Mosher
Here, humans will organically bond with their machines, and those machine/humans will become self-evolving, allowing us to transcend “the biological limitations of our brains.” 2029 being the year when he thinks this will begin.
And cosmologist Stephen Hawking has said the human… read more
CNN | CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Inside Man episode “Futurism” featuring Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD
March 24, 2014
CNN — March 24, 2014
CNN | CNN original series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, launched its second season on CNN on April 13, 2014.
The second episode “Futurism” featured Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD.
The program, which was recently honored with an award for “best limited series” by the International Documentary Association, premiered in 2013 on CNN.
Each week, Spurlock… read more
The Guardian — February 20, 2014 | Ben Child
Ray Kurzweil, an inventor and Google’s director of engineering makes the claim in a review of Spike Jonze’s much-praised sci-fi romance. In a post on his website, Kurzweil delivered a generally positive verdict on the film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man called Theodore who falls in love with… read more
CNBC — June 12, 2014 | Cadie Thompson
Because of artificial intelligence, computers will be able to read at human levels by 2029 and will also begin to have different human characteristics, said Ray Kurzweil.
“My timeline is computers will be at human levels, such as you can have a human relationship with them, 15 years from now,” he said at the Exponential Finance conference in New York City, NY, on June 11, 2014.
“When I… read more
November 10, 2014
ZDNet — November 10, 2014 | Chris Duckett
Signed by Ken Thompson, Bjarne Stroustrup, Bruce Schneier, Guido van Rossum, Ray Kurzweil, Vint Cerf, Alan Kay, and Andrew Tridgell, among others, the petition filed with the US Supreme Court said that the May ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Court that granted Oracle copyright protection over certain parts of Java is widely regarded as both insupportable and dangerous. [...]
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