According To A Google Expert The Singularity Will Make Humans Smarter, Sexier and Funnier Than Ever
According to Google’s director of engineering the technological singularity will take place in the year 2029. Ray Kurzweil is shared his ideas about the future of humans and machines in an interview with SXSW in Texas. According to him the concept of singularity which is basically the moment when AI will exceed man’s natural intellectual capacity and will result in the creation of a runaway effect is not very far away. He believes that the moment is a little over a decade away and it will lead to the end of the human race.
Kurzweil and singularity
According to Kurzweil, “By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence. That leads to computers having human intelligence, our putting them inside our brains, connecting them to the cloud, expanding who we are. Today, that’s not just a future scenario. It’s here, in part, and it’s going to accelerate.” Many experts worry about the increase in AI Kurzweil, however, is of a very different opinion and believes that the AI will improve us and not diminish us like most people believe.
He said, “What’s actually happening is [machines] are powering all of us. They’re making us smarter. They may not yet be inside our bodies, but, by the 2030s, we will connect our neocortex, the part of our brain where we do our thinking, to the cloud. We’re going to get more neocortex, we’re going to be funnier, and we’re going to be better at music. We’re going to be sexier. We’re really going to exemplify all the things that we value in humans to a greater degree.” The way he puts this, it is indeed interesting. Who doesn’t want to be funnier and sexier and in short the best version of ourselves? He further added, “Ultimately, it will affect everything. We’re going to be able to meet the physical needs of all humans. We’re going to expand our minds and exemplify these artistic qualities that we value.”
Musk, Hawking and singularity
Elon Musk warned us about the singularity and said that AI will make humans irrelevant and to prevent this it was necessary to merge with machines. Another big name that reinforces Musk’s singularity belief is Stephen Hawking. He said, “You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice, but if you’re in charge of a hydroelectric green energy project and there’s an anthill in the region to be flooded, too bad for the ants. Let’s not place humanity in the position of those ants.” Hawking even suggested that a ‘world government’ should be created that should control the technological advancements to prevent humans becoming irrelevant.