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Smart Technology

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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.  read more »

A Technological Mind

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The mind is a terrible thing to waste; and now we might not have to.

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, futurist and author. In his latest book “How to Create a Mind” he explores how the brain works, how the mind emerges from the brain and how we can increase our intelligence.

“Not only are you what you eat, you are what you think. We create our own brains. The connections in our brains that define this whole hierarchy of ideas we have in the inner cortex is created by all the thoughts that we have.”  read more »