September 10, 2015
By Suzanne Maher
Ray Kurzweil – The Singularity is Near
Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering.
Kurzweil has been called the “Ultimate Thinking Machine” by Forbes Magazine and “The Rightful Heir to Thomas Edison”. A scientist and inventor who holds 24 patents and is the inventor of the flatbed scanner and the keyboard synthesizer.
Kurzweil states, that “The Singularity is a future period which technological change will be so rapid and its impact so profound that every aspect of human life will be irreversibly transformed. There won’t be a clear distinction between humans and machines. Computers are going to be inside our bodies and brains and we are going to be a hybrid of biological and non biological intelligence. We will be be able to back up our brains, as they will be largely non biological machines.”
Kurzweil says he does not accept death, he wants transcendence and eternal life and the mission not to die is the right course. He wishes to bring back/recreate his father who died at 58.