The Huffington Post | Mind uploading and digital immortality may be reality by 2045, futurists say
June 18, 2013
The Huffington Post — June 18, 2013 | Tanya Lewis
In the year 2045: Kurzweil, an inventor, futurist and now director of engineering at Google, predicts that by 2045, technology will have surpassed human brainpower to create a kind of superintelligence, an event known as the singularity.
Several technologies are undergoing similar exponential advances, from genetic sequencing to 3D printing, Kurzweil told conference attendees. He illustrated the point with a series of graphs showing the inexorable upward climb of various technologies.
By 2045, “based on conservative estimates of the amount of computation you need to functionally simulate a human brain, we’ll be able to expand the scope of our intelligence a billion-fold,” Kurzweil said. [...]