Date For Your Diary: The Singularity

You saw it here first (possibly).

Ray Kurzweil is a futurist and a proponent of academic thought on the subject of the technological singularity.

He states that there will come a point in human history where computer power matches our own thinking ability, therefore allowing us to interface with machines on a one-to-one basis without the need for a medium.

We’re talking simulations of your mind running on a machine, and the potential to upload information from computers into your mind.
Hot shit, right? Very Johnny Mnemonic.

Anyway, the news just in is that Ray has mapped out the future as follows:

So then:

Human Brain Functional Simulation – coming 2013.
Human Brain Neural Simulation for Uploading – coming 2025.

Nuff said.

 

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Tom Saunter

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