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    Ray Kurzweil’s “Trancendant Man” will premiere on April 25

Transcendent Man introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with our machines, can live forever, and are billions of times more intelligent…all within the next thirty years.

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Ah good old Ray, he does have a very good track record of predicting things. I’m not sure however he has taken peak oil into consideration.

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[quote=Zombie210]Ah good old Ray, he does have a very good track record of predicting things. I’m not sure however he has taken peak oil into consideration.
[/quote] I’m guessing Kurzweil assumes a technological fix will arrive just in time to rescue us from peak oil, climate change and all the rest.  

 

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Thanks for the heads up, looks like an interesting video. 

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[quote=Alex Szczech]

[quote=Zombie210]Ah good old Ray, he does have a very good track record of predicting things. I’m not sure however he has taken peak oil into consideration.
[/quote] I’m guessing Kurzweil assumes a technological fix will arrive just in time to rescue us from peak oil, climate change and all the rest.  

 

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Pretty much, I can grab you a more detailed date he expects it to happen if you are interested?

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[quote=Tom Loftus]

… billions of times more intelligent…all within the next thirty years.

 

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Good, that means Democrats and Hollywood actors are on the endangered species list now.

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    Re: Ray Kurzweil’s “Trancendant Man” will premiere on April …

In case anyone is more interesting in his work, check out http://www.kurzweilai.net and http://singularity.com/

I havn’t had a chance to read either in depth though so I can’t recomend it or not.

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Ahh, I found out what hes said recently, 2007, about energy.

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Consider energy. We are awash in energy (10,000 times more than
required to meet all our needs falls on Earth) but we are not very
good at capturing it. That will change with the full nanotechnology-based
assembly of macro objects at the nano scale, controlled by massively
parallel information processes, which will be feasible within twenty
years. Even though our energy needs are projected to triple within
that time, we’ll capture that .0003 of the sunlight needed to meet
our energy needs with no use of fossil fuels, using extremely inexpensive,
highly efficient, lightweight, nano-engineered solar panels, and
we’ll store the energy in highly distributed (and therefore safe)
nanotechnology-based fuel cells. Solar power is now providing 1
part in 1,000 of our needs, but that percentage is doubling every
two years, which means multiplying by 1,000 in twenty years.

Almost all the discussions I’ve seen about energy and its consequences
(such as global warming) fail to consider the ability of future
nanotechnology-based solutions to solve this problem. This development
will be motivated not just by concern for the environment but also
by the $2 trillion we spend annually on energy. This is already
a major area of venture funding.

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Kurzweil’s program is religion masquerading as futurism.  Substitute unquestioning faith in technology for God, ‘the singularity’ for the second coming, and offer your followers the promise of everlasting life. Magic thinking abounds!

 

 

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    Re: Ray Kurzweil’s “Trancendant Man” will premiere on April …

Alex, thats a good point. I am sure some people view him as some kind of latter day prophet. Although I think there are a couple of differences, he doesn`t ask for money and hes willing to change his mind apparently.

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