May 24, 2014
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Source: The Washington Post — August 25, 2014 | Vivek Wadhwa
Computers and the information technology that they enable are absorbing other fields. So we are seeing exponential advances in sensors, artificial intelligence, robotics, medicine, 3D printing, and so on.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil says: “As any technology becomes an information technology, it starts advancing exponentially.” That… read more
Source: Forbes — May 27, 2009 | Courtney Boyd Myers
So you want to live forever? Ray Kurzweil will tell you how. The life and work of the futurist and inventor was the subject of a film at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Barry Ptolemy’s Transcendent Man. When he was in his early 20s, Kurzweil watched his father lose a battle with heart disease. The experience spurred his deeply rooted desire to conquer death. He’s received White… read more
Source: Singularity Hub — February 3, 2009 | Keith Kleiner
Singularity Hub | Today Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis officially unveiled Singularity University to the world during a presentation at the TED conference in Long Beach, CA. Kurzweil began the talk with a roughly 6 minute introduction to the concept of the singularity, followed by a 3 minute explanation of Singularity University by Diamandis. Below is the powerpoint presentation given by Kurzweil and Diamandis [...]
Source: The Huffington Post — June 13, 2011 | Nataly Kelly
Will advances in translation technology ever enable us to live in a society free of language barriers? I recently had the pleasure of conducting an interview with the well-known inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil to ask him this and other questions about his views on the future of translation.
According to Kurzweil, machines will reach human levels of translation quality by the year 2029. However, he… read more
Source: Forbes — October 14, 2011 | Alex Knapp
Don’t get me wrong — I think that there’s a lot of absolutely fascinating scientific and technological work being done. I’ve no doubt that computers are going to become more tightly integrated in our lives, and I personally believe that as computers get more sophisticated, they’ll enable an incredible unleashing of human creativity. But I think we’re a long way off from from computers that can do… read more
Source: Flip the Media — March 13, 2012 | Joe Pavey
Kurzweil, somewhat of a controversial figure in the tech community, was there to discuss his radically optimistic views on technology, human consciousness, and evolution.
The session began with Kurzweil delivering a short slide presentation about his predictions on how technology will impact… read more
Source: Barnes & Noble — November 9, 2012
In his visionary bestseller The Singularity Is Near, scientist Ray Kurzweil devoted a single chapter to how reverse engineering the brain could bring us to a point where man and machine are melded into a new entity.
In the eight years since that bold futuristic leap, technologies to examine the brain have made to make that claim seem a hundred times more plausible.
In his… read more
Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal — February 15, 2013 | Preeti Upadhyaya
Spent an hour chatting with futurist Ray Kurzweil about some of his predictions for the coming decades, and here are three of his biggest “pie in the sky” ideas, as he likes to call them.
Turn off Caveman genes: We will be able manage metabolism by turning off genes. “We’re not depending on the next big hunt for our daily nourishment anymore.”
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Source: The Easton Journal — March 25, 2013 | David W. Wheeler
When futurist-inventor Ray Kurzweil says something, I pay attention. So I was pleasantly surprised when, in a recent issue of the New York Times Magazine, Kurzweil said he expects humans will live forever.
The Director of Engineering for Google and inventor of the Kurzweil speech recognition software used by thousands of schools, Ray Kurzweil is also known for making bold – and uncannily accurate – predictions… read more