Ray Kurzweil, a world-renowned scientist and author of The Singularity is N One of the changes he thinks are possible: Scientists may finally crack immortality.ear, thinks the world as we know it will be unrecognizable in 20 years.
“I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogramme our bodies’ stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse, aging,” he writes in The Sun. “Then nanotechnology will let us live for ever. Ultimately, nanobots will replace blood cells and do their work thousands of times more effectively.”
Kurzweil, whose fans include Bill Gates adn Bill Clinton, makes a number of other substantial claims, such as humans being able to replace all failing organs with artificial ones. He says we’ll be able to scuba dive for hours without oxygen, and write entire books within minutes thanks to advanced nanotechnology.
Oh, virtual sex will also be commonplace in the not-so-distant future.
Kurzweil’s absurd-sounding proclamations stem from the fact that technological progress is growing at an exponential rate.
“Computer technology and our understanding of genes — our body’s software programs — are accelerating at an incredible rate,” he writes. His theor