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Please Kill Me (Eventually)

“Meet the inventor who plans to live forever,” ran the headline of last Sunday’s “ Breakfast With the ?FT” column, in which Ray Kurzweil, who invented the flatbed scanner and the first text-to-speech systems, invited the Financial Times’s Caroline Daniel to breakfast in his San Francisco apartment. Show More Summary

This Drone Has Artificial Intelligence Modelled on Honey Bee Brains

Artificial intelligence aficionados such as Singularity-chasing Ray Kurzweil might be working on fusing together man and machine, but scientists in the UK have started on a smaller scale, with the goal of meshing together bee and drone. Launched...Show More Summary

This Award-Winning Scientist Wants to Cheat Death With His Diet

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Proper nutrition can improve your quality of life and significantly decrease your risk of many common diseases, but brilliant and kooky futurist Ray Kurzweil is trying to take things one step further: he eats for immortality. Caroline...Show More Summary

Guess how much Google futurist Ray Kurzweil spends on food that will make him live forever?

Google's leading futurist, Ray Kurzweil, wants to live forever. And like Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley titans who have taken up the age-old search for immortality, he thinks he can. Kurzweil is 67 now, but thanks to some unusual...Show More Summary

FASTER, PLEASE: New class of drugs dramatically increases healthy lifespan, mouse study suggests. …

FASTER, PLEASE: New class of drugs dramatically increases healthy lifespan, mouse study suggests. Huh. I used to take Quercetin as part of the “Longevity Pack” from Ray Kurzweil’s outfit. Maybe I should start thinking about taking it again. UPDATE: Ah, what the hell. I just ordered some.

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Some Fantastic Things Coming In The Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil has received 20 honorary doctorates, has been awarded honors from three presidents of the United States and has written 7 books (5 of which were national bestsellers). Ray is the principal inventor of technologies ranging from the CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-t0-speech reading machine for the blind. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years

In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know... read more

Are You Listening Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft? Technology's Real Purpose and Promise

Moore's Law which was first espoused by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, essentially and correctly predicted that technology speed and decreasing price would double every 18 months. Futurist, Ray Kurzweil in his 1999 book, The AgeShow More Summary

10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine

Ray Kurzweil says technology is improving at an exponential rate. Peter Thiel says technological innovations couldn’t live up to the expectations. There are plenty of philosophies and schools of thought, but regarding the future of medicine, only two things are certain. Technology will not solve the problems that healthcare faces globally today. And the human […]

Kurzweil: Solar Energy Will Be Unlimited And Free In 20 Years

What energy crisis? In less than 20 years, solar power will be so inexpensive and widespread that it will meet the entirety of the world's energy needs at virtually no cost, futurist Ray Kurzweil, told The Washington Post. At present, solar power accounts for a scant 0.23% of US energy consumption, and about 1% of energy consumption worldwide. Show More Summary

A.I. Expert: We’re DOOMED!

He has expertise in both science and philosophy, and he is warning us not to fooled by all that happy-clappy speculation by Ray Kurzweil and the like. He’s seeing a future filled with Terminators! An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may [...]

The Coming Robot Apocalypse Looks Like a Bunch of Spreadsheets, Not Killer Drones

Image via Flickr user Tim Regan Francis Fukuyama’s claim that history ended in 1992 has long since ceded its prescience. These days, Ray Kurzweil claims that non-biological computing power will reach exponential growth starting around 2045, propelling humanity to its rightful destiny as a species that can cheat death itself. Show More Summary

Jobless Future or Futureless Jobs?

In a Washington Post Innovations blog op-ed published July 21, Vivek Wadhwa wrote:In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. Show More Summary

We're Heading Into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I'd had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Show More Summary

We're Heading Into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I'd had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Show More Summary

As the Web Grows, Do Browser Makers Wield Too Much Power?

Do you ever take a step back and look at how central the web is to your life? For some people, it's an always connected, ever present adjunct to their actual consciousness. Futurists like Ray Kurzweil even predict that we will eventually...Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil, Google Discuss Artificial Intelligence

Signe Brewster of Gigaom recently wrote, “In 2012, Google hired Ray Kurzweil to build a computer capable of thinking as powerfully as a human. It would require at least one hundred trillion calculations per second — a feat already accomplished by the fastest supercomputers in existence. Show More Summary

Google's Ray Kurzweil: The Business Of Extending Human Life Is Going Into "High Gear"

The futurist says that we're getting closer and closer to "reprogramming" the human body. Over the last many centuries, human life expectancy has very gradually lengthened with improved health and medical technologies and research. In the next 20 years, we can expect our expected life spans to be extended at a far more rapid pace than in the past. Read Full Story

Google’s Ray Kurzweil on the moment when computers will become conscious

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Google hired the noted inventor and futurist to build artificial intelligence that can think like a human. His vision is a computer with a structure modeled on the human brain, giving it a capacity for abstract thought.

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