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The Singularity is Here

Posted: 06/20/11 12:48 AM ET

Ray Kurzweil's fascinating extrapolations concerning the future of technology have finally gone mainstream: Over the last several months Kurzweil has had a cover story in Time magazine, his documentary Transcendent Man, directed by Barry Ptolemy is all over iTunes and beyond, and Ray has appeared on Charlie Rose, Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Maher. Suffice to say: Ray Kurzweil's Singularity has arrived.

One of Kurzweil's central ideas is the "The Law of Accelerating Returns" which describes the exponential rate of growth that information technology follows, eventually leading towards a Singularity in which we transcend the limitations of biology. These ideas are now part of our pop culture vernacular and that is something to celebrate!

 

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