Kurzweil responds to Edge challenge, advises Bush

January 26, 2003 | Source: KurzweilAI

As described in The New York Times, John Brockman, a literary agent and publisher of Edge.org, asked leading scientists, writers and futurists to imagine that they had been nominated as White House science adviser and that President Bush had sought their answer to “What are the pressing scientific issues for the nation and the world, and what is your advice on how I can begin to deal with them?”

As stated on Edge, Ray Kurzweil advised the President to accelerate FDA review of defensive solutions for bioengineered pathogens, fund a crash program for developing promising new methodologies for human somatic cell engineering, and perfect hydrogen fuel cells, which could have major implications for the economy, the environment, and the geopolitics of oil.

Click here to read Kurzweil’s advice to the President.