PopSci, Kurzweil, Suck Up To New Robot Overlords

Ray Kurzweil has for a long time now advocated the progression of human technological complexity as an exponential growth curve. His conclusions often end with humans and machines intermingling consciousness into a
"fifth epoch...the merger of the vast knowledge embedded in our own brains with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our technology."
Without getting too far into a summary of The Singularity Is Near, Kurzweil is running an article in the September issue of Popular Science including the current advances he says point to this inevitable transcendence of our biologic bodies. The coverage includes a nice photo spread of current advances in robotics (Even Ballbot makes an appearance) and a podcast (mp3) of the essay.

The question remains will we transcend or will we descend into obsolescence?

Thanks to digg it

No comments: