Ray Kurzweil Predicts The Future

by Malc on March 5, 2011

Ray Kurzweil’s assertion is that the progress of society is occurring at an ever faster and faster pace. This means that advances in technology are happening at a logarithmic rate of progression – they happen faster and faster.

Mankind’s early discoveries – using fire for cooking, the wheel, growing crops – took millions of years to evolve. Nowadays, evolution happens much faster.

I can remember thinking about early computers: “Well that’s interesting, but what can you do with it apart from play silly games?”

Then came Windows, and then the Internet – in rapid succession. Modems gave way to broadband: and now fibre optic is present for millions (and around the corner for the rest).

Just ponder the thought that 10 years ago we did not use search engines, – Google was not heard of.

In this video Ray Kurzweil expands on that vision and predicts what the next 10, 20, 30 or 40 years holds for us. It’s going to be an exciting ride.

Ray Kurzweil – Futurist

[Recorded July 13 2009] Ray Kurzweil is a 21st century scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author, visionary and futurist. As a scientist and inventor he has pioneered work in optical character recognition (OCR), speech recognition and invented the first electric piano.

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Ray Kurzweil’s assertion is that the progress of society is occurring at an ever faster and faster pace. This means that advances in technology are happening at a logarithmic rate of progression – they happen faster and faster.


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