Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Futurist's New Book Predicts Powerful Digital Brain

Futurist Ray Kurzweil optimistically predicts much longer life expectancies, cures for cancer and heart disease, flying cars and robot butlers.

Thanks in large part to expected advances in brain research, humans will become capable of feats that now seem impossible, posits the inventor and author in his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

Key to his predictions, which he's also outlined in a series of other books including The Age of Spiritual Machines andThe Singularity Is Near, is the law of accelerating returns. Kurzweil suggests the pace of information technology advances will grow at an exponential pace until sometime near the end of the century.

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