The Huffington Post + The World Post | Ray Kurzweil: in the 2030s nanobots in our brains will make us god like

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10. article summary | Ray Kurzweil: in the 2030s tiny nanobots in our brains will make us god like

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity, as a result of connecting their brains to computers. Once we’re cyborgs, he said we’re going to be funnier and sexier.

“We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said at a recent discussion at Singularity University, Executive Program 2015, which he co-founded with Peter Diamandis, MD.

Kurzweil predicts that in the 2030s, human brains will connect to the cloud, allowing us to send e-mails and photos directly to the brain and back up our thoughts and memories. This will be possible, he says, via nanobots — tiny robots from DNA strands — swimming around in the capillaries of our brain.

He sees the extension of our brain into predominantly non-biological thinking as the next step in the evolution of humans — just as learning to use tools was for our ancestors.

And this extension, he says, will enhance not just our logical intelligence but also our emotional intelligence. “We’re going to add more levels to the hierarchy of brain modules and create deeper levels of expression,” he said.

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