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Technology will enable us to live forever says futurist
In 25 years' time, according to Kurzweil, our current biotechnologies will be a "billion" times more powerful and cost effective. This will allow us to "reprogram our biology." Our brains will be able to think using computing form the internet. Things like full-emersion virtual reality from within our own nervous systems will be possible.
In addition to improving the internal systems of our bodies, biotechnology would enable us to download our minds onto non-biological forms, which would allow us to live forever, Kurzweil asserts.
"In my mind we're not going to transcend our humanity, we're going to transcend our biology," he said.
Some of his Kurzweil's predictions in the 1980s:
- A world wide web connecting hundreds of millions of people
- The demise of the Soviet Union
- Computer takes World Chess Championship
- Human Genome Project completed
Watch this video of Kurzweil explaining his prediction on the reverse-engineering of the human brain by 2029:
Public Radio International
Originally posted by moixa
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