Ray Kurzweil of Google Says that Human Brains Will Connect To The Cloud & Computers in 2030 with ?Nanobots
In the not so distant future, humans will be able to access the ?Cloud? or computer data networks directly with our brains.
Sounds like something from an Isaac Asimov novel? Or the next installment from ?The Matrix? franchise?
It is something real, if you believe Google’s Ray Kurzweil, who, in a talk at TED recently, proclaimed that ?thinking will grow exponentially? and that our brains will be able to interface with computers approximately 20 years from today.
At present, it is quite ordinary for anyone to grab their mobile devices, connect to the web and ?borrow? bits of information that they insert into everyday conversation.
Kurzweil believes that 20 or so years from now, people will be able to instantly access the web or the cloud directly with our brains and automatically think of the wittiest things to say in the middle of a discussion.
The renowned futurist and inventor, who currently works for Google, shared with his TED audience how human language has been more and more integrated into computers. In the same way, computers have developed advance receptive mechanisms in understanding the human language. As an example, Kurzweil cited how Watson, the famous IBM computer famously defeated the top two ranking players in the game of Jeopardy.
In that match up, the ?answer? clue presented was : ? A long, tiresome speech delivered by a frothy pie topping?. Watson gave the correct ?answer question?: ?What is a meringue harangue??.
This instance, Kurzweil argues, proved that Watson was capable of understanding the play on words that was once the exclusive domain of humans.
The futurist predicted that 10 years from now, internet search engines will be built on the understanding and intricacies of the human language based on material found in books and on the internet.
He said that search engines like Google ?will be based on reading for understanding the billions of pages on the web and in books.? He added that search engines will remember and recognize searches made on the internet for a particular user and will automatically notify the user once new data becomes available.
But how will the direct connection take place?
Kurzweil further predicts that the advent of nanobots will make this possible.
He believes that our bodies can be implanted with nanobots through capillaries (smallest of our body’s blood vessels), and this will enable the neocortex of our brain to connect to a so called ?synthetic neocortex? in the cloud.
He added that the human brain last evolved some 2 million years ago and enabled humans to come up with languages and develop scientific and technological advances.
Sometime in the 2030’s, Kurzweil believes that our brains will undergo a similar expansion, with the help of ?non-biological? entities like nanobots, and will push the evolution of our brains to unlimited possibilities.
Although a copy of his TED talk is not yet available online, here is a previous video where Ray Kurzweil talks about ?Your Brain In The Cloud?.
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