The Blaze | Ridiculously accurate futurist shares his bold prediction on the Glenn Beck program

November 20, 2012

Source: The Blaze — November 20, 2012 | Liz Klimas

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The Mayans might have predicted that the end of the world is only a month away from now, but Ray Kurzweil would say the end of the world as we know it will come sometime in the middle of 2040.

At that time, Kurzweil believes technology and artificial intelligence (or accelerated intelligence as he would call it) will be so advanced that humans will augment their own minds and organs with computers that exceed their own natural intelligence.

Kurzweil has been called a “restless genius” and a “futurist.” On Tuesday, he sat down with Glenn Beck again on The Blaze TV to discuss his ideas and his new book How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. If you haven’t heard yet of Kurzweil and his ideas, the crux is that at some point in the not so distant future humanity will make a technology-evolutionary jump, which he calls “the singularity.”

Believing such an event could happen feeds on itself creating an atmosphere that moves the necessary technological advances in genetics, robotics and other fields forward to a point where computers will exceed human intelligence and the only logical next step would be for us to use them to improve ourselves.[...] | Watch the video here.