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Ray Kurzweil

Will Google Pluto Berlitz?

Steve Leveen | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Steve Leveen

I find myself on a quest to learn how bilingualism might become the norm in America rather than the exception. That is, how most Americans might speak English plus another language of their choice. It seems clear that technology will play a role in accomplishing that transformation.

Old Family Recipe for a Thanksgiving of Books

Steve Leveen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Steve Leveen

Being no cook, I offer no recipes for oyster stuffing or pumpkin tarts, but I am going to share my recipe for cooking up a Thanksgiving of books, and you're welcome to it.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Transhumanism and All My Mortal Friends

James Moore | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Transhumanism is an idea that we can transcend mortal definitions of our lives. There are already discussions about uploading consciousness and memory to computer networks to enable the human experience to continue even if only in an incorporeal form.

Neuromorphic Processors and the Fall of Man

Francis Levy | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

What will happen when a computer cannot only think, but can think better than a brain? In terms of executive function. if the brain, which heads the ...

Google Will Soon Know You Better Than Your Spouse Does, Top Exec Says

Posted 02.23.2014 | Technology

Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, believes that the tech behemoth will soon know you even better than your spouse does. Kurzweil...

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

The Singularitarian: Exponential Ad Astra!

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

I once argued, in an article published in South Africa back in 2005 and entitled, "ISU: Space Education For The Next Generation", that with the contin...

How Futurists Claim 'Immortality' Will Be Possible

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — By 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers — or at least that's what some futurists believ...

The Rise of the Wonderjunkie

Max Lugavere | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Today, information is everywhere; it is cheap, it is instant, and it is constant. Technology is the intravenous fix for the wonderjunkie in all of us, but unlike other addictions, this one is healthy. We should embrace the discomfort of insights unfamiliar to us and live outside of our filter bubbles.

To Succeed in the 21st Century, Leaders Need to Apply 'Exponential Thinking'

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Exposing leaders in industry and innovation to understand the great potential we have at our command today is critical to their mission to improve the human conditions for the 7.2 billion people on earth.

Why Translators Are the New Blacksmiths

Nataly Kelly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Just as blacksmiths helped move us into the industrial age, our modern-day wordsmiths - translators and interpreters - will help us move from the current age, in which information is merely available, to an age in which information also becomes highly relevant and useful.

Technology Evolution

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 04.09.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

How we will accept these technological advances and whether or not we pursue them is a choice that we, as a species, will have to make sooner than we think.

WATCH: Google's New Director Of Engineering Is Planning To Change The Future Of Humanity

Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact

Inventor Ray Kurzweil hopes to develop ways for humans to live forever, and while he’s at it, bring back his dead father. Behind him is the suppo...

Google, Kurzweil, and the Information Transformation Age

Nataly Kelly | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Google's self-declared mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." It's impossible for Google to accomplish this without translation.

Cara Santa Maria

Is The Singularity Near?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.20.2012 | Science

In a nutshell: the singularity marks a moment when technology trumps the human brain, and the limitations of the mind are surpassed by artificial inte...

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

XPRIZE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education
XPRIZE

By Tom Katsouleas Tom Katsouleas is the Dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineeri...

Kurzweil at Techonomy: Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering All of Humanity

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.

The Future of Online vs. Residential Education

XPRIZE | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
XPRIZE

By Ray Kurzweil In this correspondence (posted with permission), Ray Kurzweil and MIT president L. Rafael Reif discuss the future of online education ...

Singularity & Women@TheFrontier Kick Off Designing the Future

Renee Blodgett | Posted 10.07.2012 | Women
Renee Blodgett

The program "Designing the Future 2012", brought together some of today's female game-changers who are designing the future and disrupting the status quo.

Neuroethics: Whose Mind Is It Anyway?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Science
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

Reading a person's thoughts, implanting machinery into man, and augmenting our neural processing powers with cognitive enhancers are all matters of neuroethics. They bring us face to face with questions about who has access to powerful new technologies and for what purposes.

The World Technology Awards

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I go to a lot of tech conferences and trade shows. It's a necessary evil for me. I don't enjoy it much, in fact they give me a screeching headache ...

Evolution Is a Spiritual Process: An Interview With Ray Kurzweil

Anthony Adams | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology
Anthony Adams

As I stepped off the NYC subway on my way to interview Ray Kurzweil, a woman bumped into me and my iPhone fell, bounced, and then dropped down into the tracks. People looked on in horror as if a puppy had just died.

Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the Noosphere

Jason Silva | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Jason Silva

In Darwin's Pharmacy, the transhumanist philosopher Richard Doyle focuses on his favorite technology: the psychedelic, "ecodelic" plants and chemicals -- read: drugs -- that can help make us process more information.