Grand Visions

Posted on May 3, 2007  Comments (1)

The smartest (or the nuttiest) futurist on Earth:

The secret is something he calls the Law of Accelerating Returns, and the basic idea is that the power of technology is expanding at an exponential rate. Mankind is on the cusp of a radically accelerating era of change unlike anything we have ever seen, he says, and almost more extreme than we can imagine.

What does that mean? By the time a child born today graduates from college, Kurzweil believes, poverty, disease, and reliance on fossil fuels should be a thing of the past.

By 2027, he predicts, computers will surpass humans in intelligence; by 2045 or so, we will reach the Singularity, a moment when technology is advancing so rapidly that “strictly biological” humans will be unable to comprehend it.

Related: About Raymond KurzweilMillennials in our Lifetime?The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil

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