March 16, 2017
Technological singularity will turn us into super humans some time in the next 12 years, according to a Google expert.
This might sound like science fiction, but Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil has made 147 predictions since the 1990s and has an 86 per cent success rate.
Kurzweil says when we live in a cybernetic society we will have computers in our brains and machines will be smarter than human beings.
He claims this is already happening with technology – especially with our addiction to our phones – and says the next step is to wire this technology into our brains.
Kurzweil, an author who describes himself as a futurist and works on Google’s machine learning project, predicted that technological singularity would happen by 2029 at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas.
Singularity is when carbon and silicon-based intelligence will merge to form a single global consciousness.
‘By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence,’ Kurzweil said in the interview with SXSW.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:48 am