Ray Kurzweil Predictions

A guide to all the insane predictions made by Google’s new engineering director

By on December 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM.

A guide to all the insane predictions made by Google’s new engineering director

Google (GOOG) made a very important hire this past week when it decided to bring on famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as its new director of engineering. What makes the hire particularly intriguing is Kurzweil is equal parts brilliant and insane: He is a pioneer in fields such as speech recognition technology but he also thinks he will live forever after he uploads his consciousness onto a computer. After learning about the Kurzweil hire, I decided to take a peak back at my copy of The Singularity is Near, Kurzweil’s most famous futurist tome where he predicted that human beings would soon “transcend biology” and traverse the universe as immortal cyborgs. In no particular order, here are some of Kurzweil’s craziest predictions. More →

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