Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so.
It's hard to know where to start with Google's new director
Kurzweil's theories have a habit of coming true. And, while he's been a successful technologist and entrepreneur and invented devices that have changed our world – the first flatbed scanner, the first computer program that could recognise a typeface, the first text-to-speech synthesizer and dozens more – and has been an important and influential advocate of artificial intelligence and what it will mean, he has also always been a lone voice in, if not quite a wilderness, then in something other than the mainstream.
With the fact that he believes that he has a good chance of living for ever? He just has to stay alive "long enough" to be around for when the great life-extending technologies kick in (he's 66 and he believes that "some of the baby-boomers will make it through").
Journal: Life on Earth will End in 1.75 to 3.25 Billion Years. I take it these research grant sucking theoretical pseudo scientists aren't paying attention to the ongoing planetary disasters such as Fukushima killing off the oxygen producing life in the oceans or the