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Top Scientist Says Immortality May be Near

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Scientist and author Ray Kurzweil predicts that man may soon achieve immortality, thanks to incredibly advanced technology. Will man ever be able to live forever? World-famous scientist Ray Kurzweil says the answer is yes – and this world-altering capability may be within our reach in twenty years.

Kurzweil, who wrote The Singularity Is Near, believes that life as it is presently experienced will be unrecognizable in two decades, partly because scientists may have an excellent chance of defeating mortality. “I and many other scientists now believe that in around twenty years we will have the means to reprogram our bodies’ stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse, aging,” he says. “Then nanotechnology will let us live forever. Ultimately, nanobots will replace blood cells and do their work thousands of times more effectively.”

Kurzweil, who is highly respected by such luminaries as billionaire Bill Gates and former President Bill Clinton, makes several other amazing predictions. These include the likelihood that people will be able to scuba dive for hours without oxygen, the projection that we will be capable of writing entire books within minutes due to advanced nanotechnology, and even the belief that humans beings will have the ability to replace all of their failing organs with artificial ones

Kurzweil’s absurd-sounding declarations are based in the reality that technological progress is growing at an exceedingly quickened pace. “Computer technology and our understanding of genes — our body’s software programs — are accelerating at an incredible rate,” he writes. Kurzweil’s theory of the Law of Accelerating Returns posits that we can expect another “billion-fold” increase in technology over the next 25 years.

“In reality, the time needed for technology to double is constantly decreasing,” Inc. Magazine’s Kevin Bailey explains. “The next thing to realize with an exponential curve, is that at a certain point progress relative to time skyrockets up. The increase in technology that once took 20 years now takes 10, and then 5, and then 2.5, and then 1.25, and then .75 years, and then on and on. Kurzweil claims that we are right at the beginning of the sharp upturn that’s characteristic of exponential curves.”

In Kurzweil’s opinion, mankind is only beginning to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence, and the advancements will become even more mind-boggling. We’re already getting a taste of it by utilizing such knowledge to help us land airplanes and perform information searches on Google.

“These technologies should not seem at all fanciful,” says Kurzweil. “Our phones now perform tasks we wouldn’t have dreamed possible 20 years ago. When I was a student in 1965, my university’s only computer cost £7million and was huge.” Kurzweil concludes, “We can look forward to a world where humans become cyborgs, with artificial limbs and organs.”

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