Ray Kurzweil, the famous inventor, is trim, balding, and not very tall. With his perfect posture and narrow black glasses, he would look at home in an old documentary about Cape Canaveral, but his mission is bolder than any mere voyage into space. He is attempting to travel across a frontier in time, to pass through the border between our era and a future so different as to be unrecognisable. He calls this border the singularity. Kurzweil is 60, but he intends to be no more than 40 when the singularity arrives.
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Morris Miselowski’s thoughts:
This is a fascinating article on the patriarch of the Singularity movement, a movement that believes that at some point in the very near technology and man will meet in capability and from that point forward life as we know it will be changed for ever.
Although Ray Kurzweil may appear an extremist, I do believe his view of the future are solid and that much of what he predicts will come to pass. I still remain a skeptic of his timeline, but perhaps because I can not be as brave as him.
This article is well worth the read as are his books.