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Ray Kurzweil, a well-known futurist and former Google engineer, believes that nanorobots will help people live forever in just seven years.
In recent years, the 75-year-old computer scientist, who won the National Medal of Technology in 1999 and will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2022, made this shocking prediction. In a two-part YouTube series, tech vlogger Adagio brought up his comments again.
The claims Kurzweil made in his 2005 book, “The Singularity Is Near,” reappear in the videos, which have been viewed thousands of times. He said that by 2030, technology would make it possible for people to live forever. He also said that the progress and growth of genetics, robotics and nanotechnology will soon make it possible for nanorobots to course through our veins.
The former Google engineer previously stated, according to the New York Post, “2029 is the constant date I have projected for when an AI will pass a genuine test. [Alan] Turing and thus acquire human levels of intelligence.
He said: “I have set the year 2045 for the ‘Singularity’, when we will merge with the [artificial] intellect we have developed and multiply our effective intelligence by a billion.
Mr. Kurzweil predicts that in less than ten years, humanity will have developed the technology to prevent disease and aging by sending microscopic robots to repair our bodies at the cellular level. Furthermore, he claimed that such nanotechnology would allow people to consume whatever food they wanted while remaining lean and active.
However, according to the Post, even if some people find Mr. Kurzweil’s prophecies a bit exaggerated, many of his previous predictions have come true. By 1999, he had predicted, people would be using their home computers to design their own garments using exact measurements and style specifications. Furthermore, he predicted that by the year 2000, the world’s strongest chess player would lose to a computer, and that by the year 2009, most people would be using laptops of all sizes and types.
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