I’ve been a fan of Ray Kurzweil for a while. The dude is just wicked smart and presents idea that are well worth hearing, even if you don’t necessarily agree. But with Watson dominating Jeopardy last week, Kurweil’s ideas are back in the news and making the mainstream media rounds.
TIME magazine just did a story that is pretty WOW reading, I’d say, considering how immense the year 2045 might be to humanity.
Essentially, lots of big ideas get tossed around about the impact of technology. Quotes like this are everywhere:
“…thus, the first ultraintelligent machine [man creates] is the last invention that man need ever make.”
Take a moment for if the Singularity is really near, then why do I/we even need to bother with so much of what currently concerns me/us?