Ray Kurzweil: Self-Driving Cars & Other Predictions

Ray Kurzweil: Self-Driving Cars & Other Predictions

Apr 23

In a wide-ranging speech in front of a standing-room crowd at the SAE World Congress Ray Kurzweil describes how and why he sees technology impacting our lives over the next 30 years and beyond…

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Jan 26

Ray Kurzweil has received 20 honorary doctorates, has been awarded honors from three U.S. presidents, and has authored 7 books (5 of which have been national bestsellers). He is the principal inventor of many technologies ranging from the first CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He is also the chancellor and co-founder of Singularity University, and the guy tagged by Larry Page to direct artificial intelligence development at Google. Here are a few of his predictions for the next 25 years…

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Jun 12

Ray Kurzweil: In less than two decades, you won’t just use your computers, you will have relationships with them. The personalities of computers’ operating system will be customizable for each user, much like how the operating system in the movie ‘Her’ was portrayed…

Ray Kurzweil On Using Dreams To Solve Problems

Ray Kurzweil On Using Dreams To Solve Problems

Sep 06

Ray Kurzweil on how he has learned to use his dreams to solve problems…

Ray Kurzweil Defends His 2009 Predictions

Ray Kurzweil Defends His 2009 Predictions

Mar 23

The title of Alex Knapp’s blog post is “Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for 2009 Were Mostly Inaccurate” is itself blatantly inaccurate. I made 147 predictions for 2009 in my book The Age of Spiritual Machines (ASM) which I wrote in the mid to late 1990s and which was published at the end of 1998. You can read a detailed and carefully researched 148 page report on all of these predictions (in fact on all of the predictions I’ve made over the past quarter century in a number of different books and publications) here…

News: Raytheon’s Second-Generation Exoskeleton

News: Raytheon’s Second-Generation Exoskeleton

Sep 29

Raytheon has unveiled its second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2), essentially a wearable robotics suit. XOS 2 is lighter, stronger and faster than its predecessor, yet it uses 50 percent less power, and its new design makes it more resistant to the environment…

Movie: How To Live Forever

Movie: How To Live Forever

Jul 06

Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster, a 101-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star? Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongside those of health, fitness and life-extension experts in this engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy…

Singularity Summit 2011 In New York City

Singularity Summit 2011 In New York City

Jun 28

The Singularity Summit 2011 will be a TED-style two-day event at the historic 92nd Street Y in New York City. The confirmed speakers include futurist Ray Kurzweil, neuroscientist Christof Koch, PayPal founder Peter Thiel, MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark, AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky, MIT polymath Alexander Wissner-Gross, DARPA challenge winner Riley Crane, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, economist Tyler Cowen, television personalities Jason Silva and Casey Pieretti, and robotics professors James McLurnkin and Robin Murphy…

Documentary: Transcendent Man (Now Available For Pre-Order)

Documentary: Transcendent Man (Now Available For Pre-Order)

Jan 20

Now available for pre-order – Transcendent Man is the documentary film that introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with the super-intelligent machines we have created and can live forever… all within the next thirty years…

News: Singularity University to Unveil Breakthrough Solutions for ‘Global Grand Challenges’

News: Singularity University to Unveil Breakthrough Solutions for ‘Global Grand Challenges’

Sep 09

This summer, 80 students from 35 nations were challenged to apply innovations in exponentially advancing technologies to solve some of the world’s “grand challenges” with a focus on food, water, energy, upcycle, and space industries.

On Monday, September 13, at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET, in a webinar briefing, Singularity University co-founders Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, and faculty head Dr. Dan Barry will unveil for the first time multiple solutions in each problem space, each aiming to impact a billion people within ten years…

Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030

Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030

Sep 17

We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history. By 2030, within 10 years of regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles (AVs), 95% of U.S. passenger miles traveled will be served by on-demand autonomous electric vehicles owned by fleets, not individuals, in a new business model we call “transportas-a-service” (TaaS). The TaaS disruption will have enormous implications across the transportation and oil industries, decimating entire portions of their value chains, causing oil demand and prices to plummet, and destroying trillions of dollars in investor value — but also creating trillions of dollars in new business opportunities, consumer surplus and GDP growth…

Today’s News

Today’s News

Jul 06

Headline news from the soul-stirring, mind-tweaking, brain-cell-building universe of NHNE…

Dreams (Updated)

Dreams (Updated)

Mar 02

Pulse Resource Page on Dreams…

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Sep 06

So, you live on Planet Earth and are wondering what you can do to insure a graceful passage through whatever changes may come your way. And you want advice that you can use any time, any place, even when faced with the kind of apocalyptic changes that are presently knocking on our global door. Here are a few practical suggestions…

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

Feb 10

The end of human civilization as we know it is about 35 years away. We will successfully reverse-engineer the human brain by the mid-2020s. By the end of that decade, computers will be capable of human-level intelligence. Kurzweil puts the date of the Singularity — never say he’s not conservative — at 2045. In that year, he estimates, given the vast increases in computing power and the vast reductions in the cost of same, the quantity of artificial intelligence created will be about a billion times the sum of all the human intelligence that exists today…

News: Singularity University Goes International

News: Singularity University Goes International

Sep 29

Singularity University (SU) announced today that it is launching its first international program, in Brazil…

News: Providing Low-Cost Clean Water For A Billion People

News: Providing Low-Cost Clean Water For A Billion People

Sep 09

A filtration cube measuring 165mm (6.5 inches) per side could produce 100,000 gallons of purified water per day at 1 psi…

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Book: Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

Book: Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

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