Technology is evolving and like it or not we’re going with it. Recently I spoke with author, futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil about how impressive the technological world is becoming.
“The computer in my pocket is several billion times more powerful per dollar than the computer I use at MIT.”
Kurzweil’s newest book, “How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed,” is being released in just a few days. In it he talks about reverse engineering the brain to understand exactly how it works and using that to create intelligent machines.
Kurzweil says this is already happening with gadgets such as the smartphone which does a lot of our thinking for us.
“Look at the situation today, everybody has them. It’s incredibly widely distributed. The kid in Africa with a smartphone has access to more A.I. and intelligent, and access to knowledge then the President of the United States did 15 years ago.”
Kurzweil says by 2030 nanobots in our brains will keep us healthier and smarter and most of our thinking will be in the cloud. Better watch what’s on your mind.