Business Insider | Google Engineering Director Kurzweil says immortality is just around the corner

June 18, 2013

Business Insider — June 18, 2013 | Kevin McLaughlin

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Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is convinced that biotechnology advancements will eventually outpace the natural aging process. In other words: He thinks one day it will be possible for humans to live forever.

“Somewhere between 10 and 20 years, there is going to be tremendous transformation of health and medicine,” Kurzweil said Sunday at the Global Future 2045 World Congress in New York City, as reported by CNBC’s Cadie Thompson. Kurzweil’s been talking about immortality for years. Not everyone agrees with his views, but now that he’s at Google, it’s a good bet more people are listening to what he has to say. [...]