86% Accuracy: Former Google Engineer Predicts Humans Will Achieve Immortality in 8 Years
The former Google engineer realized that humans would achieve immortality within eight years, and 86% of his 147 predictions turned out to be correct.
Ray Kurzweil spoke to the Adagio YouTube channel where he discussed the expansion of genetics, nanotechnology and robotics, which he believes will lead to reversing the age of “nanobots”.
These tiny robots will repair damaged cells and tissues that wear out as the body ages and make us immune to diseases like cancer.
Predictions that such a breakthrough could be achieved by 2030 have been met with enthusiasm and skepticism as a cure for all deadly diseases seems far away.
Kurzweil was hired by Google in 2012 to “work on new projects related to machine learning and language processing,” but he predicted technological advances long before that.
In 1990, he predicted that by the year 2000 the best chess player in the world would lose to a computer, and this happened in 1997 when Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov.
Kurzweil made another startling prediction in 1999: He said that by 2023, a $1,000 laptop would have the processing power of a human brain and the amount of memory.
The former Google engineer now believes the technology is poised to become powerful enough to help humans live forever, in the so-called Singularity, a theoretical moment when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and change the course of our evolution, reports LifeBoat.
Kurzweil, who calls himself a futurist, has predicted that there will be a technological singularity by 2045, when artificial intelligence passes the Turing test in 2029. It is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior that is equivalent to or indistinguishable from human behavior. .
He said that machines are already making us smarter and that connecting them to the neocortex will help people think more intelligently. Contrary to the fears of some, he believes that implanting computers in our brains will improve us. And we’ll have more neocortex, we’ll have more fun, we’ll be more musically savvy.
Kurzweil believes that instead of seeing a future where machines dominate humanity, we will create a combination of humans and machines that will make us better.
The idea of nanomachines being implanted into the human body has been featured in science fiction for decades.
And in Star Trek, tiny molecular robots called nanites were used to repair damaged cells in the body.
More than a decade ago, the US National Science Foundation predicted that by 2020, “network teleportation” – thought transmission over the Internet – would work.
“In the end, it will affect everything,” Kurzweil said. We will be able to meet the material needs of all people. We will expand our horizons and embody these artistic qualities that we appreciate.
The process began centuries ago with simple devices such as glasses and ear horns that can greatly improve human life.
Then came more advanced machines like hearing aids and devices that could save lives, including pacemakers and dialysis machines.
By the second decade of the 21st century, we are used to lab-grown organs and genetic surgery.
Source: Daily Mail
You must log in to post a comment.