Google's chief engineer believes it will be possible to become digitally immortal within 30 years.
Ray Kurzweil spoke at the Global Future 2045 World Congress in New York City during the weekend, expressing his views and predictions on how increasingly sophisticated computer technology will revolutionize our lives in the coming decades. Improvements in biotechnology could mean that by the year 2045 it may be possible to upload a human consciousness in to a machine.
"The life expectancy was 20, 1,000 years ago," he said. "We doubled it in 200 years. This will go into high gear within 10 and 20 years from now, probably less than 15, we will be reaching that tipping point where we add more time than has gone by because of scientific progress."
"During a conference in New York City last week, the company’s director of engineering said that the growth of biotechnology is so quickly paced that he predicts our lives will be drastically different in just a few decades."
View: Full article | Source: Russia Today
Discuss: View comments (63)