By 2040 you will be able to upload your brain…

September 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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clipped from www.independent.co.uk

…or at least that’s what Ray Kurzweil thinks. He has spent his life inventing machines that help people, from the blind to dyslexics. Now, he believes we’re on the brink of a new age – the ‘singularity’ – when mind-boggling technology will allow us to email each other toast, run as fast as Usain Bolt (for 15 minutes) – and even live forever. Is there sense to his science – or is the man who reasons that one day he’ll bring his dad back from the grave just a mad professor peddling a nightmare vision of the future?

A father of two, he resides in the Boston suburbs with his
psychologist wife, Sonya
“People
don’t really get their intellectual arms around the changes that are
happening,” he says, perched lightly on the edge of a large armchair,
his overall sheen of wellbeing perhaps a shade more encouraging than you’d
expect from a man of his age. “The issue is not just [that] something
amazing is going to happen in 2045,” he says. “There’s something
remarkable going on right now.”

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