From: John Grigg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 17:27:50 MST
Ray Kurzweil wrote:
Brooks says that I'm predicting a "singularity in which computation makes us all-powerful around the year 2020," and goes on to imply that I chose that date because I'll then be about seventy years old, and later dates would not satisfy my desire to participate in this singularity. First of all, I would repeat here Brooks' criticism of Lanier, that this is not an argument. Second, I would point out that Brooks' date is wrong. I've always indicated 2030 for computers achieving rough equivalence with human intelligence, and the 2040's for the "singularity," in which nonbiological intelligence dominates. So I'll be pushing 100 around the time of the Singularity. And, yes, I do plan on being around.
I love how Brooks implied Kurzweil wanted a singularity in 2020 so he would still be alive and kicking!! lol Kurzweil states he never said this to begin with, and that he believes the singularity to take place in the much more far off 2040's.
"So I'll be pushing 100 around the time of the Singularity. And, yes, I do plan on being around."
I love this quote! : ) I really hope one way or the other Ray Kurzweil makes it.
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