The Singularity Is Near (2005) shows how evolution is drawing ever closer to a dramatic new phase, in that by 2029, computers will be smarter than humans, and not just in terms of logic and math. This event will not only profoundly change how we live but also pose serious questions about humanity’s future.
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, entrepreneur and a director of engineering at Google. In addition to inventing the charge-coupled device (CCD) flatbed scanner, Kurzweil has written a number of books and scripts addressing the integrated future of humans and technology. He was awarded the US National Medal of Technology in 1999 and, over the years, has received 20 honorary doctorates as well as honors from three US presidents.
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