Business Insider | Google’s genius futurist uses this zany Asian folktale to explain how technology will rule the future
June 9, 2015
Business Insider — June 9, 2015 | Drake Bear
Humanity has a problem. It’s linear. Technology, on the other hand, is exponential. Take it from Ray Kurzweil, the bestselling author, futurist, and Google chief engineer.
The tale of the inventor of chess and his patron, the Emperor of China: In response to the emperor’s offer of a reward for his new beloved game, the inventor asked for a single grain of rice on the first square, two on… read more