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WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Ray Kurzweil doesn't tailgate. A man who plans to live forever doesn't take chances with his health on the highway, or anywhere else.
As part of his daily routine, Kurzweil ingests 250 supplements, eight to 10 glasses of alkaline water and 10 cups of green tea. He also periodically tracks 40 to 50 fitness indicators, down to his "tactile sensitivity.'' Adjustments are made as needed.
"I do actually fine-tune my programming,'' he said.
The famed inventor and computer scientist is serious about his health because if it fails him he might not live long enough to see humanity achieve immortality, a seismic development he predicts in his new book is no more than 20 years away.
It's a blink of an eye in history, but long enough for the 56-year-old Kurzweil to pay close heed to his fitness. He urges others to do the same in "Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever.''
The book is partly a health guide so people can live to benefit from a coming explosion in technology he predicts will make infinite life spans possible.
Kurzweil writes of millions of blood cell-sized robots, which he calls "nanobots,'' that will keep us forever young by swarming through the body, repairing bones, muscles, arteries and brain cells. Improvements to our genetic coding will be downloaded via the Internet. We won't even need a heart.
Originally posted by losangeleslover
That will never happen the only reason humans rule now is cause we can multiply on our own computers cant do that we have to build them and if they ever did that we could cut the power that goes to them. And how will they rule they have no legs to get up and walk around.
Originally posted by Whitewaveif humans are the smartest beings on the planet and have risen to global dominance over all other beings, what will happen when robots/computers become smarter than humans? we might be considered as unnecessary; parasitical and destructive even. might be better to keep our "tools" slightly dulled or risk having the tables turned and becoming the tool. just a thought.