Neal Rauhauser: Google Brain Project and Ray Kurzweil

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Neal Rauhauser
Neal Rauhauser

We’ll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, believes we will be able to upload our entire brains to computers within the next 32 years – an event known as singularity

Our ‘fragile’ human body parts will be replaced by machines by the turn of the century

And if these predictions comes true, it could make humans immortal

By Victoria Woollaston

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Phi Beta Iota:  We consider Kurweil to be an idiot-savant.  He fits very well into the Google culture led by Larry Page, who is a world-class engineer with a complete vacuum in his brain where the ethics is supposed to reside.  Both of these people are doing incredibly valuable, meaningful, and ultimately beneficial work, but they are also very dangerous in that their ignorance about the humanities and bio-sciences, and their arrogance about how advanced they are in a very limited area, could misdirect human attention and lead to severe miscalculations.  Today, to replicate the human digestive function from input to output, requires a room-sized machine.  There is no question that we will make dramatic progress over time on the mechanical side, but as is typical of humanity, the philosophy and education and balanced governance methods and understanding lag far behind.  Our view is that we should be focusing the next 100 years on resilience, on eliminating corruption and nuclear waste, on creating a prosperous world that works for all, preserving what is sacred and special about the human species.

See Also:

Review: Radical Evolution–The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human (Hardcover)

Review: The Singularity Is Near–When Humans Transcend Biology (Hardcover)

Worth a Look: Singularity Summit & Building a Brain