posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 11:17 AM
According to Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google we will be uploading our entire minds to computers by 2045, of course for me this
wouldn't take up too much space probably about 8K
But it's an interesting idea
In just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become digitally immortal - an event called singularity -
according to a futurist from Google. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, also claims that the biological parts of our body will be
replaced with mechanical parts and this could happen as early as 2100. Kurweil made the claims during his conference speech at the Global Futures 2045
International Congress in New York at the weekend.
He goes on to say
'Based on conservative estimates of the amount of computation you need to functionally simulate a human brain, we'll be able to expand the scope
of our intelligence a billion-fold.' He referred to Moore's Law that states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years quoting the
developments from genetic sequencing and 3D printing. In Kurweil's book, The Singularity Is Near, he plots this development and journey towards
singularity in a graph.
Here is the graph
And then offers us a glimpse of our possible future
'We do need a body, our intelligence is directed towards a body but it doesn't have to be this frail, biological body that is subject to all
kinds of failure modes. 'But I think we'll have a choice of bodies, we'll certainly be routinely changing our parent body through virtual reality
and today you can have a different body in something like Second Life, but it's just a picture on the screen. 'Research has shown that people
actually begin to subjectively identify with their avatar.
A: Quite fascinating
B: Quite scary
C: Choose your avatar well
It's not the most reliable source hence using quotes, if you want to read it all you can