What does the future have in store for you? Flying cars? Personal jet packs?
Nope. But you do get robot bodies. That’s according to Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google.
The Daily Mail — the same Daily Mail the Beatles sang about — reports that Kurzweil says it can happen:
We’re going to become increasingly non-biological to the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important any more.
In fact the non-biological part – the machine part – will be so powerful it can completely model and understand the biological part. So even if that biological part went away it wouldn’t make any difference.
We’ll also have non-biological bodies – we can create bodies with nano technology, we can create virtual bodies and virtual reality in which the virtual reality will be as realistic as the actual reality.
The virtual bodies will be as detailed and convincing as real bodies.
But, do we believe him?
Nope. He doesn’t believe in the stuff he does himself. Go to his Google Plus page. Nothing on it. And he’s Director of Engineering for Google!
I kinda don’t believe him either. But, suppose he’s right. Would you want a robot body? Something like out of Blade Runner?
Or brains uploaded to computers?
I’m not sure if I want to live forever. Of course, I’m not too keen on dying, either.