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Aug 18, 2016

Why Ray Kurzweil Believes We Are Becoming More God-Like [Video]

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil

Ray believes we’re becoming gods.


People tend to ask Ray Kurzweil all manner of questions about technology and the future. But they also want to know about his own personal philosophy. In one session last summer, a questioner asked Kurzweil if he believes in God. Of course, many of us struggle with the question, he replied, and to him, it’s not unambiguous.

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Aug 14, 2016

Immortality Through Technology, Exploring the Singularity with Ray Kurzweil

Posted by in categories: computing, life extension, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

I love investing. Every investor who strives to understand their craft to the fullest, ends up at the undeniable conclusion that time is the most valuable asset, bar none. Without it, nothing else of value can exist, it’s the magic ingredient. We can leave value behind for our loved ones, but on an individual level, this intangible asset is a requirement to value and enjoyment as a life form.

Technological innovation and growth can be compared to a snowball rolling down a mountainside, growing faster with each rotation, while speeding up simultaneously. Moore’s Law has held for decades, some say we will hit a wall in silicon transistor shrinking, but the advent of graphene has recently given new light on how this can continue on. New materials, will keep the acceleration of processing power and shrinking of those technologies, intact.

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Aug 3, 2016

A.D. 2035: Rich people will be thousands of times smarter than poor people

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil

When not all men and women are created equal.


If futurist, inventor, and Google executive Ray Kurzweil is right about the future, we’ll all be augmenting our brains with extra capacity in the cloud at some point in the future.

Which sounds exciting, even if a little frightening.

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Jul 22, 2016

Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution [Video]

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil

Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it’s only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and life expectancy grows longer and longer. At some point, technology will annually add more than a year to our life expectancy—allowing us to indefinitely increase lifespans, and perhaps eventually live as long as we want.

“We will get to a point where our longevity, our remaining life expectancy is moving on away from us. The sands of time will run in rather than run out,” Kurzweil says.

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Jul 12, 2016

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

By the 2020s, he tells Playboy, he expects medical technology to be at a point where nanobots will help out our immune system.

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Jul 12, 2016

Ray Kurzweil’s Nootropic Dietary Supplement Stack

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

Ray Kurzweil is a celebrity technologist, well known both for his work as an inventor and for his relatively accurate predictions of technological change. Among his predictions is that of an imminent biotech revolution, which may enable people to restore and maintain healthy life for much longer periods of time than those humans have enjoyed historically. In the meantime, Ray says he takes 250 dietary supplements each day, in addition to receiving half a dozen intravenous therapies each week.

“Although my program may seem extreme, it is actually conservative – and optimal (based on my current knowledge). [My doctor] and I have extensively researched each of the several hundred therapies that I use for safety and efficacy. I stay away from ideas that are unproven or appear to be risky (the use of human-growth hormone, for example).” – Ray Kurzweil in The Singularity Is Near (pages 211–212)

Some of Ray’s dietary supplements are nootropics, intended to maintain and improve brain health. He lists them in his book, Transcend (pages 15 and 22). I’ve compared the nootropics he recommends to reviews on Examine.com, an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition that is not affiliated in any way with any supplement company. Below is a table that summarizes what I found, followed by some observations.

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Jun 22, 2016

Ray Kurzweil — The Age of Intelligent Machines Documentary

Posted by in categories: education, media & arts, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

The Age of Intelligent Machines was written and produced for the science museum exhibition “Robots and Beyond: The Age of Intelligent Machines” by Ray Kurzweil in 1987. This film was produced for a mainstream audience, and focuses on developments in artificial intelligence. Soundtrack features music by award winning recording artist Stevie Wonder. Film series features two parts: “Machines that Think” and “Intelligence, It’s Amazing!”

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Jun 19, 2016

Is the US Navy planning to implant people with microchips?

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, transhumanism

Steps moving forward to make enhance human intelligence real — definitely would mean a major leap forward in achieving Kurzweil’s and Zolstaf Zoltan Istvan’s super humans.


Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan, from Calfornia, and presidential candidate, met with senior officials from the US navy to discuss policies on how to deal with microchip implants (pictured).

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Jun 14, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Chair At Singularity University On How AI Will Augment Human Capability

Posted by in categories: business, government, Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

Good write up by Peter on Neil Jacobstein’s perspective on AI. Peter never disappoints in his articles.


Singularity University is part business incubator and part think tank founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in 2008 in the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. Among the topics that have risen in prominence in the curriculum of the University is artificial intelligence.

Neil Jacobstein is a former President of Singularity University, and currently he chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View California. We recently spoke, and the conversation covered his thoughts on how AI can be used to augment current human capability, strategies technology executives should use to think about AI, the role the government should play in helping mitigate the potential job losses from AI, his perspectives on the dangers of artificial intelligence that have been expressed by major thought leaders, advice on how to train workers to be prepared for the coming wave of AI, and a variety of other topics.

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Jun 7, 2016

How Ray Kurzweil Sees the Future

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, Ray Kurzweil

The Kurzweil vision.


A Q&A with the top author, computer scientist, futurist, inventor, and Google engineering director.

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