Google’s Ray Kurzweil says we’ll all be human-robot hybrids by 2030


Ray Kurzweil, an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google, says that our brains will be living ‘in the cloud’ by 2030.

Kurzweil is apparently keen to see the human race use technology to live forever, and has a wacky diet of more than 150 pills a day to make sure his body can survive until that happens.

Humans will be artificially intelligent by 2030, says Kurzweil

Kurzweil spoke at the Exponential Finance Conference in New York last week, where he said that humans will be artificially intelligent by 2030.

“Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking”, he explained.

How will this work, you might ask?

He said that artificially enhancing the human brain would be made possible via tiny robots made from strands of DNA that could directly connect to an even more complex cloud and further augment our lives. Of course, Google no doubt would intend to have a role in designing that part of the cloud.

Ray Kurzweil Google

Google’s Ray Kurzweil.

It all sounds rather wacky, but readers of science fiction will no doubt be familiar with many of the ideas that Kurzweil talks about.

And by the time we get to the late 2030’s and early 2040’s, he believes our thinking could be mainly non-biological, and that we could ‘back up our brains’ if we wanted.

“We’re going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves”, he said. “In my view, that’s the nature of being human – we transcend our limitations”.

What do you make of Kurzweil’s predictions and beliefs? Are his ideas far-fetched or might we one day all be strange human-robot-cloud hybrid beings? Only time will tell…



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