Time magazine just published a comprehensive cover story on the Singularity and Ray Kurzweil’s “radical vision for humanity’s immortal future.”
“Kurzweil’s interest in humanity’s cyborganic destiny began about 1980 largely as a practical matter. He needed ways to measure and track the pace of technological progress…(Kurzweil) has been publishing his thoughts about the future of human and machine-kind for 20 years, most recently in The Singularity Is Near, which was a best seller when it came out in 2005. …The Singularity isn’t just an idea. it attracts people, and those people feel a bond with one another. Together they form a movement, a subculture; Kurzweil calls it a community. Once you decide to take the Singularity seriously, you will find that you have become part of a small but intense and globally distributed hive of like-minded thinkers….” — Time writer Lev Grossman
Note: The The Singularity Is Near movie was not released in January; another movie, Transcendent Man, a documentary about Ray Kurzweil, was released in January. The Singularity Is Near movie is now touring festivals and is scheduled for release later this year.
Topics: AI/Robotics | Biomed/Longevity | Singularity/Futures