December 17, 2011
Source: The New York Times — December 17, 2011 | James Atlas
As an actuarial phenomenon, the reason isn’t hard to grasp. My friends are in their 60s now, some creeping up on 70; their mothers are in their 80s or 90s. Ray Kurzweil, the author of The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology,believes that we’re close to unlocking the key to immortality.
Perhaps within this century, he prophesies, “software-based humans” will be able to survive indefinitely on the Web,… read more