In the future humans are going to artificially intelligent, at least that is the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, who spoke @ the Exponential Finance conference in New York.
Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030’s. That means our brains will be able to connect directly to the cloud, where there will be thousands of computers, and those computers will augment our existing intelligence.
He said the brain will connect via nanobots — tiny robots made from DNA strands, injected by the upcoming vaccines. Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking.
The bigger and more complex the cloud, the more advanced our thinking. By the time we get to the late 2030’s or the early 2040’s, Kurzweil believes our thinking will be predominately non-biological.
We’ll also be able to fully back up our brains. We’re going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves, that’s the nature of being human for us to transcend our limitations.
Kurzweil, who is known as one the world’s leading inventors, has predicted what the future will look like before.
His correct predictions included that people would primarily use portable computers in 2009, that cables would disappear and that computer displays would be built into eyeglasses.
For those concerned with artificial intelligence taking over the world, Kurzweil said we have a moral imperative to keep developing the technology while controlling for potential dangers.
CNN / ABC Flash Point News 2020.