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With the fact that he believes that he has a good chance of living for ever? He just has to stay alive "long enough" to be around for when the great life-extending technologies kick in (he's 66 and he believes that "some of the baby-boomers will make it through"). Or with the fact that he's predicted that in 15 years' time, computers are going to trump people. That they will be smarter than we are. Not just better at doing sums than us and knowing what the best route is to Basildon. They already do that. But that they will be able to understand what we say, learn from experience, crack jokes, tell stories, flirt. Ray Kurzweil believes that, by 2029, computers will be able to do all the things that humans do. Only better.
We are an evolutionary engineering firm. We are “programming” micro-organisms using synthetic biology to produce microscopic robots. Our goal is to profitably solve very big problems.
But how might we be able to thwart such an extinction? The theory suggested by Isaac Asimov in I Robot was good.
originally posted by: HiMyNameIsCal
I would like to add some new information to this thread. I just found out that Google purchased Boston Dynamics in December of last year! There is a few other threads about that exact topic! I cant wait for the hive mind to become alive... The Google Robotic Police Department Would be Just as cool!
Not really! The last thing I want to be pulled over by is a robotic cheetah police robot, or an atlas! This is crazy, is the terminator a prophecy?