Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil: “Death Is A Robber Of Meaning, Relationships, Knowledge”

Would you want to live forever if you could? Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that eventually, technology will help us reach immortality, at least in some form. In an episode of PBS’s News Hour last week, Kurzweil said that death, which he describes as “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge,” will soon be conquered, and that someday, our species will be able to defeat disease and degeneration, and live “indefinitely.” Kurzweil has served as director of engineering at Google since 2012, and has written books on artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, health, and futurism. He also has an uncanny knack for making amazing predictions about artificial intelligence and the human race with an estimated 86 percent accuracy rate. Here are a few predictions he made in 1990 that became reality, from SingularityHUB:
…that a computer would defeat a world chess champion by 1998. Then in 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov. … that PCs would be capable of answering queries by accessing information wirelessly via the Internet by 2010. He was right, to say the least. Kurzweil reportedly joined the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, a cryonics company. In the event of his declared death, Kurzweil plans to be perfused with cryoprotectants, vitrified in liquid nitrogen, and stored at an Alcor facility in the hope that future medical technology will be able to repair his tissues and revive him.
We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details). Contributed by Lily Dane of The Daily Sheeple. Lily Dane is a staff writer for The Daily Sheeple. Her goal is to help people to “Wake the Flock Up!” CS Lewis addressed this in his book That Hideous Strength, written a half century before. Didn’t turn out the way Kurzweil thinks, but I suspect that folks like him would never have the intellectual honesty to read this. We are fucking mess. We can’t get along. We destroy everything. Only thing that slows it down is the fact that we are capable of fucking dying!! Then there’s a little chance we won’t fuck anything up for at least 10 years, before we grow up. Be honest. If your were immortal, you would just sit and watch fucking TV for eternity. Well maybe not YOU, but that guy next to you would ( via ).


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